on Self-Discovery, Love, and Joy


Rumi quotes at Feed4Soul: What you seek is seeking you.



Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing
and rightdoing there is a field.
I'll meet you there.
When the soul lies down in that grass
the world is too full to talk about.


Rumi quotes on Joy at Feed for Soul: When you do things from your soul, you feel a river moving in you, a joy.



The way of God’s Messenger is the way of Love.

We are the children of Love.

Love is our mother.

Rumi quote You Can Fly: You were born with wings, why prefer to crawl through life?   Rumi quotes at Feed for Soul: Sell your cleverness and buy bewilderment.

Everything in the universe is within you. Ask all from yourself.

Poems are rough notations for the music we are.

Forget safety.
Live where you fear to live.
Destroy your reputation.
Be notorious.

Ignore those that make you fearful and sad, that degrade you back towards disease and death.


Do not be satisfied with the stories that come before you. Unfold your own myth.

There is a candle in your heart, ready to be kindled.
There is a void in your soul, ready to be filled.
You feel it, don't you?

I want to sing like the birds sing, not worrying about who hears or what they think.

Set your life on fire. Seek those who fan your flames.


Raise your words, not voice. It is rain that grows flowers, not thunder.

When someone beats a rug,
the blows are not against the rug,
but against the dust in it.

The wound is the place where the Light enters you.

Where there is ruin, there is hope for a treasure.

What hurts you, blesses you. Darkness is your candle.

Don’t grieve. Anything you lose comes round in another form.

Be grateful for whoever comes, because each has been sent as a guide from beyond.

Be empty of worrying.
Think of who created thought!
Why do you stay in prison
When the door is so wide open?

I have lived on the lip
of insanity, wanting to know reasons,
knocking on a door. It opens.
I've been knocking from the inside.

And you? When will you begin that long journey into yourself?

When you feel a peaceful joy, that's when you are near truth.

Keep on knocking
'til the joy inside
opens a window
look to see who's there.

My soul is from elsewhere, I'm sure of that, and I intend to end up there.

The universe and the light of the stars come through me.

Silence is the language of God,
all else is poor translation.


Respond to every call that excites your spirit.

This outward spring and garden are a reflection of the inward garden.

Be like melting snow – wash yourself of yourself.

I am weary of personal worrying,
in love with the art of madness.

Start a huge, foolish project, like Noah…it makes absolutely no difference what people think of you.

Dance, when you're broken open. Dance, if you've torn the bandage off. Dance in the middle of the fighting. Dance in your blood. Dance when you're perfectly free.

People want you to be happy.
Don't keep serving them your pain!
If you could untie your wings
and free your soul of jealousy,
you and everyone around you
would fly up like doves.

Be like the sun for grace and mercy. Be like the night to cover others' faults. Be like running water for generosity. Be like death for rage and anger. Be like the Earth for modesty. Appear as you are. Be as you appear.

The fault is in the one who blames. Spirit sees nothing to criticize.

Thankfulness brings you to the place where the Beloved lives.

Who could be so lucky? Who comes to a lake for water and sees the reflection of moon.

Let's get away from
all the clever humans
who put words in our mouth
let's only say what our hearts desire.

All people on the planet are children, except for a very few. No one is grown up except those free of desire.


Jalaleddin Rumi (1207 - 1273) was one of the great spiritual masters and poetic geniuses of mankind, and the Mevlevi Sufi order was founded to follow his teachings. He was a Muslim scholar, romantic, philosopher, and a keen observer of humans and human nature.

Rumi was a devout Muslim and his teaching of peace and tolerance has appealed to men and women of all sects and creeds, and continues to draw followers from all parts of the Muslim and non-Muslim world. As both a teacher and a mystic, his doctrine advocates tolerance, reasoning, goodness, charity and awareness through love, looking with the same eye on Muslims, Jews, Christians and others alike.

Rumi on Love

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