Maulana Jalaluddin Rumi was a Persian poet, an Islamic dervish and a Sufi mystic. His discipline and wisdom have crossed all national and ethnic borders ever since the 13th century.
I’m pretty sure each and every one of you has heard or read some of his words at some point. Rumi is seen as a great spiritual master and poet. His work influenced and inspired many other artists, his wise words kept many others sane up to this day.
Rumi’s poetry is a series of mystical experiences – a reflection on nature’s beauty, a song, a dance, an idea, a feeling… anything that makes us human, everything we’re able to see with our eyes open or shut.
He is among the poets that show us the importance of every experience, be it good or bad. Here are 5 Rumi quotes to inspire deeper connections and give a more positive outlook on life.
YOU ARE NOT A DROP IN THE OCEAN. YOU ARE THE ENTIRE OCEAN, IN A DROP.
ALL PEOPLE ON THE PLANET ARE CHILDREN, EXCEPT FOR A VERY FEW. NO ONE IS GROWN UP EXCEPTTHOSE FREE OF DESIRE.
THE DESIRE TO KNOW YOUR OWN SOUL WILL END ALL OTHER DESIRES.
BEING A CANDLE IS NOT EASY, IN ORDER TO GIVE LIGHT ONE MUST FIRST BURN.
YOU WERE BORN WITH WINGS, WHY PREFER TO CRAWL THROUGH LIFE?