One of the most influential writers in the Muslim world is Rumi. He was born on this day, September 30 in the year 1207, in Balkh, Afghanistan.
Here are some of his words of wisdom to motivate us.
“Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.”
“Be certain that in the religion of Love there are no believers and unbelievers. LOVE EMBRACES ALL.”
“Your depression is connected to your insolence and refusal to praise.”
“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.”
“Lovers don’t finally meet somewhere. They’re in each other all along. What you seek is seeking you.”
“You are not a drop in the ocean. You are the entire ocean, in a drop.”
“The wound is the place where the LIGHT enters you.”
“Don’t be satisfied with stories, how things have gone with others. Unfold your own myth.”
“Silence is the language of God, all else is poor translation.”
“Set your life on fire. Seek those who fan your flames.”