Sunday, July 30, 2023

Rumi - Literary geography

“People who insult me, are only polishing the mirror”

The wound is the place where the light enters you.”


“Be melting snow, wash yourself of yourself”

Within the pages of history, Rumi’s poetic verses continue to transcend the barriers of time, culture, and creed, captivating hearts and minds with their profound insights into the art of living well.

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

“In order to be truthful, you must embrace your total being. A person who exhibits both positive and negative qualities, strengths and weaknesses is not flawed, but complete.”

“You were born with wings, why prefer to crawl through life?”

Integrate the dualities of life instead of viewing them as opposing forces

1. “Don’t be satisfied with stories, how things have gone with others. Unfold your own myth.”

Rumi encourages us to resist the temptation of comparing our journey with others and, instead, embrace our uniqueness.

In a world inundated with narratives of success, happiness, and accomplishments of others, it is easy to fall into the trap of measuring ourselves against external standards.

2. “Don’t sit and wait. Get out there, feel life. Touch the sun, and immerse in the sea.”

3. “Be like a tree and let the dead leaves drop.”

“When the world pushes you to your knees, you’re in the perfect position to pray.”

“This being human is a guesthouse. Every morning a new arrival. A joy, a depression, a meanness, some momentary awareness comes as an unexpected visitor…Welcome and entertain them all. Treat each guest honorably. The dark thought, the shame, the malice, meet them at the door laughing, and invite them in.” – Rumi

Rumi on art of living

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