Rumi Love Poetry


“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.”

“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. Sell your cleverness and buy bewilderment. Cleverness is mere opinion.”

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

“Let go of your worries and be completely clear-hearted, like the face of a mirror that contains no images.” 

“This is love: to fly toward a secret sky, to cause a hundred veils to fall each moment. First to let go of life. Finally, to take a step without feet.”

 'Stop acting so small. You are the universe in ecstatic motion.'

“Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and right doing 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.”


“Only from the heart can you touch the sky.”

 “If you are irritated by every rub, how will your mirror be polished?”


“What you seek is seeking you.”


“The wound is the place where the Light enters you.”

“The cure for pain is in the pain.”

“When you do things from your soul, you feel a river moving in you, a joy.”

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

“Let the beauty of what you love be what you do. There are hundreds of ways to kneel and kiss the ground.”

“Silence is the language of god all else is poor translation.”

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


“Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.”


“Why do you stay in prison when the door is so wide open?”


“Why are you so enchanted by this world when a mine of gold lies within you.”


“When will you begin that long journey into yourself?”


“Run from what's comfortable. Forget safety. Live where you fear to live”

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

“If light is in your heart, you will find your way home.”

“The moon stays bright when it doesn’t avoid the night.”




Rumi: the Path of Love

(Saturday, 24 Nov)