“You were born with greatness”, says one of Rumi’s quotes, suitable to be remembered on a birthday. This really important Persian poet of the 13th century has written in many languages of the era, including his mother Persian, Turkish, Arabic & Greek, and has been a major influence on Persian, but also Turkish, Ottoman Turkish, Azerbaijani, Punjabi and Hindi literature.
His words of wisdom echo in eternity and the reason why we love his quotes so much is the simple -but never simplistic- approach on life, on something equally simple but immensely important as existence itself. This is why we often find this strong connection between Rumi’s quotes and birthdays: they are both a celebration of being a human and living on this Earth. Enjoy and share!
Be grateful for whoever comes, because each has been sent as a guide from beyond. Rumi
Be melting snow. Wash yourself of yourself. Rumi
Don’t grieve. Anything you lose comes round in another form. Rumi.
I closed my mouth and spoke to you in a hundred silent ways. Rumi
Let yourself be drawn by the stronger pull of that which you truly love. Rumi
I want to know the joy of how you whisper “More”. Rumi
I want to sing like the birds sing, not worrying about who hears or what they think. Rumi
If you are irritated by every rub, how will your mirror be polished? Rumi
Let yourself be silently drawn by the strange pull of what you really love. Rumi
Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and right doing there is a field. I’ll meet you there. Rumi
Put your thoughts to sleep, do not let them cast a shadow over the moon of your heart. Let go of thinking. Rumi
Raise your words, not your voice. It is rain that grows flowers, not thunder. Rumi
Reason is powerless in the expression of love. Rumi
Respond to every call that excites your spirit. Rumi
The breeze at dawn has secrets to tell you. Don’t go back to sleep. Rumi
The cure for pain is in the pain. Rumi
What you seek is seeking you. Rumi
When you feel a peaceful joy, that’s when you are near truth. Rumi
Words are a pretext. It is the inner bond that draws one person to another, not words. Rumi
You are a mirror reflecting a noble face. This universe is not outside of you. Rumi
You were born with potential. You were born with goodness and trust. You were born with ideals and dreams. You were born with greatness. You were born with wings. You are not meant for crawling, so don’t. You have wings. Learn to use them and fly. Rumi
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