Heart Awakening (Rumi Poems)

"When you do things from your soul, you feel a river moving in you, a joy.” ― Jalaluddin Rumi


Rumi is a Sufi Mystic he didn’t start out as the 13th-century Persian poet we all cherish today. He was a wealthy nobleman, theologian, and sober Islamic scholar…until he met the wandering dervish monk known as Shams Al Tabriz. As soon as Shams spoke, Rumi knew that he had met his soul mate. And Shams knew he had found the star pupil he has been seeking for 17 years. They retreated to Rumi’s house for almost three months. There, they both touched a source of light that was godly and inexplicable. Each man, with the help of the other, discovered the grace and truth he sought. After his introduction to the world of mysticism, Rumi learned everything he could about love — unbounded and compassionate and universal. He would go on to become the most famous son of Sufism, and the most-read poet of all time. Extract about Rumi taken from - Mo Issa -

Rumi’s words speak not to our minds, but to our hearts. We learn more about love from his poems and stories than from any other book. With these thirteen (13) poems I hope it opens your heart and deepens that inner connection within you as it has done for me.

  1. “Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.”

  2. “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.”

  3. “The minute I heard my first love story, I started looking for you, not knowing how blind that was. Lovers don’t finally meet somewhere. They’re in each other all along.”

  4. “I want to see you. Know your voice. Recognize you when you first come ’round the corner. Sense your scent when I come into a room you’ve just left. Know the lift of your heel, the glide of your foot. Become familiar with the way you purse your lips then let them part, just the slightest bit, when I lean in to your space and kiss you. I want to know the joy of how you whisper “more”

  5. “I said to the night, “If you are in love with the moon, it is because you never stay for long.” The night turned to me and said, “It is not my fault. I never see the Sun, how can I know that love is endless?”

  6. “You are the Essence of the Essence, The intoxication of Love. I long to sing Your Praises but stand mute with the agony of wishing in my heart!”

  7. “If I love myself I love you. If I love you I love myself.”

  8. “Lovers find secret places inside this violent world where they make transactions with beauty.”

  9. “If you are seeking, seek us with joy For we live in the kingdom of joy. Do not give your heart to anything else But to the love of those who are clear joy, Do not stray into the neighborhood of despair. For there are hopes: they are real, they exist – Do not go in the direction of darkness – I tell you: suns exist.”

  10. “Love isn’t the work of the tender and the gentle; Love is the work of wrestlers. The one who becomes a servant of lovers is really a fortunate sovereign. Don’t ask anyone about Love; ask Love about Love. Love is a cloud that scatters pearls.”

  11. “This is how I would die into the love I have for you: As pieces of cloud dissolve in sunlight.”

  12. “Love so needs to love that it will endure almost anything, even abuse, just to flicker for a moment. But the sky’s mouth is kind, its song will never hurt you, for I sing those words.”

  13. “Goodbyes are only for those who love with their eyes. Because for those who love with heart and soul there is no such thing as separation.”





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