In my silent contemplations, I was inspired by these lines from the words and writings of the great mystic Rumi and so I share this with you my friends so that you too can find inspiration in a word, or a phrase that most speak to you at this crucial time in our individual and collective evolution.
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1. Come, come, whoever you are. Wanderer, worshiper, lover of leaving. Ours is not a caravan of despair. Come, even if you have broken your vows a thousand times. Come, yet again, come.
2. Let yourself be silently drawn by the strange pull of what you really love. It will not lead you astray.
3. Out beyond the ideas of wrong doing and right doing, there is a field, I'll meet you there.
4. Let the beauty we love be what we do. There are hundreds of ways to kneel and kiss the ground.
5. Flowers open every night across the sky, a breathing peace and sudden flame catching.
6. In your light I learn how to love. In your beauty, how to make poems. You dance inside my chest where no one sees you, but sometimes I do, and that sight becomes this art.
7. Set your life on fire. Seek those who fan your flames.
8. If light is in your heart, you will find your way home.
9. Laugh as much as you breathe. Love as long as you live.
10. When I am silent, I fall into the place where everything is music.
11. I have come to bring out the beauty you never knew you had and lift you up like a prayer to the sky.
12. Love, you are my certainty. Lift me to the stars. This "I" is a figment of my imagination.
13. Go find yourself first, so you can also find me.
14. The one who was always in my thoughts, for whom I've searched so long, has come to me with open arms, laying flowers on my path.
15. The middle path is the way to wisdom.
16. Dancing is not getting up any time painlessly like a speck of dust blown around in the wind. Dancing is when you rise above both worlds, tearing your Heart to pieces and giving up your Soul.
17. There is a morning inside you waiting to burst into Light.
18. Stop acting so small. You are the universe in ecstatic motion.
19. Be warmed with love, for only love exists. Where is intimacy except in giving and receiving?
20. Let go of your cup filled with yesterday so that you may drink the glory of this moment.
21. The desire to know your own soul will end all other desires.
22. When lovers of life get ready to dance, the earth shakes and the sky trembles.
23. When you surpass the human state, your angelic nature will unfold beyond this existing world. Surpass the angels then enter that timeless ocean.
24. What matters is how quickly you do what your soul wants.
25. Observe the wonders as they occur around you. Don't Claim them. Feel the artistry moving through and be silent.
26. Your defects are the ways that glory gets manifested.
27. How can you ever hope to know the Beloved without becoming in every cell the Lover?
28. Love is the bridge between you and everything.
29. A life without Love isn't a life.
30. On this path let the heart be your guide.
31. The very center of your heart is where life begins. The most beautiful place on earth.
32. Respond to every call that ignites your spirit.
33. Why struggle to open the door between us when the entire wall is an illusion.
34. Don't give me back to my old companions. No friend but you! Inside you I rest from wanting.
35. First there is the calamity of love. Then when the lover has lost his senses and his bearings, the teacher appears to save him from his panic.
36. It's your road and yours alone. Others may walk it with you, but no one can walk it for you.
37. Love is from the infinite, and will remain until eternity. The seeker of love escapes the chains of birth and death.
38. Your love lifts my soul from the body to the sky, and you lift me up out of the two worlds.
39. It is your turn now. You waited, you were patient. The time has come for us to polish you. We will transform your inner pearl into a house of fire.
40. You're a gold mine. Did you know that, hidden in the dust of the earth. It is your turn now, to be placed in fire. Let us cremate your impurities.
41. The infidels aren't lost. You are lost. That's why everyone else seems lost to you.
42. This world is teeming with the presence of Christ.
43. We have become one in such a way, that I am confused whether I am you, or you are me.
44. Stop thinking small. You have the whole universe inside you.
45. Everything that you seek. You are already that.
46. Do you know what you are? You are a manuscript of a divine letter. You are a mirror reflecting a noble face.
47. This universe is not outside of you. Look inside yourself. Everything that you seek, You are already that.
48. Caught by our own thoughts, we worry about everything, but once we get drunk on that love, whatever will be, will be.
49. A true Lover doesn't follow any one religion, be sure of that.
50. Love is best when mixed with anguish. In our town, we won't call you a Lover if you escape the pain.
51. Tonight is the night. It's the creation of that land of eternity. It's not an ordinary night, it's a wedding of those who seek Love.
52. To deal with you hiding behind your holiness, I seek a good time instead.
53. Show me an intellect gone mad and I will show you a soul departed for good.
54. I have lost myself in God, and now God is mine. Don't look for Him in every direction, for He is in my soul.
55. In the path of union, the wise man and the mad man are one.
56. Oh, soul, you worry too much.
57. He smiled like a rose in full bloom, he said, come into the heart of fire. There you will see what you thought was a flame, is only jasmine.
58. When you dance the whole universe dances.
59. I am powerless by Love's game. How can you expect me to behave and act modest?
60. Die in Love and stay alive forever.
61. Don't act so small, you have the whole universe inside you.
62. I have come to bring out the beauty in you.
63. Love came, and became like blood in my body. It rushed through my veins and encircled my heart.