Rumi Quotes and Sayings

Some of my favorite Rumi Quotes


Oh Soul, you worry too much.
Your arms are filled with treasures of all kinds.



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



“My soul is from elsewhere,
I’m sure of that, and I intend to end up there.”


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


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


“Don’t grieve. Anything you lose
comes round in another form.”


when you’re broken open.

if you’ve torn the bandage off.

in the middle of the fighting.

in your blood.

when you’re perfectly free.”


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


“Forget safety.
Live where you fear to live.
Destroy your reputation.
Be notorious.”


Last night,
I saw the realm of joy and pleasure.
There I melted like salt;
no religion, no blasphemy,
no conviction or uncertainty remained.
In the middle of my heart,
a star appeared,
and the seven heavens were lost in its brilliance.



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


“There is a candle in your heart,
ready to be kindled.

There is a void in your soul,
ready to be filled.

You feel it, don’t you?”


“Where there is ruin,
there is hope for a treasure.”


“I want to sing like the birds sing,
not worrying about who hears or
what they think.”


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


“Everything in the universe
is within you. Ask all from yourself.”


“Words are a pretext. It is the inner bond
that draws one person to another, not words.”


“Yesterday I was clever,
so I wanted to change
the world.

Today I am wise,
so I am changing myself.”


“Be empty of worrying.
Think of who created thought!

Why do you stay in prison
When the door is so wide open?”
~Rumi, (The Essential Rumi)


“This being human is a guest house. Every morning is 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. Be grateful for whoever comes,
because each has been sent as a guide from beyond.”



A true Lover doesn’t follow any one religion,
be sure of that. Since in the religion of Love,
there is no irreverence or faith.
When in Love, body, mind, heart and soul

don’t even exist. Become this,
fall in Love, and you will not be separated again.




My head is bursting
with the joy of the unknown.
My heart is expanding a thousand fold.
Every cell,
taking wings,
flies about the world.
All seek separately
the many faces of my love.




I am an atom;
you are like the countenance of the Sun for me.
I am a patient of Love
you are like medicine for me.
Without wings, without feathers,
I fly about looking for you.
I have become a rose petal
and you are like the wind for me.
Take me for a ride.


Love rests on no foundation.
It is an endless ocean,
with no beginning or end.
a suspended ocean,
riding on a cushion of ancient secrets.
All souls have drowned in it,
and now dwell there.
One drop of that ocean is hope,
and the rest is fear.


Love came,
and became like blood in my body.
It rushed through my veins and
encircled my heart.
Everywhere I looked,
I saw one thing.
Love’s name written
on my limbs,
on my left palm,
on my forehead,
on the back of my neck,
on my right big toe…
Oh, my friend,
all that you see of me
is just a shell,
and the rest belongs to love.


By day I praised you
and never knew it.
By night I stayed with you
and never knew it.
I always thought that
I was me–but no,
I was you
and never knew it.


Do you know what you are?
You are a manuscript of a divine letter.
You are a mirror reflecting a noble face.
This universe is not outside of you.
Look inside yourself;
everything that you want,
you are already that.


When you dance the whole universe dances.

All the realms spun around you in endless celebration.

Your soul loses its grip.

Your body sheds its fatigue.

Hearing my hands clap and my drum beat,

You begin to whirl.


Oh soul,
you worry too much.

You say,
I make you feel dizzy.
Of a little headache then,
why do you worry?
You say, I am your moon-faced beauty.
Of the cycles of the moon and
passing of the years,
why do you worry?
You say, I am your
source of passion,
I excite you.
Of playing into the Devils hand,
why do you worry?

Oh soul,
you worry too much.

Look at yourself,
what you have become.
You are now a field of
sugar canes,
why show that sour face to me?
You say that I keep you warm inside.
Then why this cold sigh?
You have gone to the
roof of heavens.
Of this world of dust,
why do you worry?

Oh soul,
you worry too much.

Your arms are heavy
with treasures of all kinds.
You are Joseph,
beautiful, strong,
steadfast in your belief,
all of Egypt has become drunk
because of you.

Of those who are blind to your beauty,
and deaf to your songs,
why do you worry?

Oh soul,
you worry too much.

You have seen your own strength.
You have seen your own beauty.
You have seen your
golden wings.
Of anything less,
why do you worry?
You are in truth
the soul, of the soul, of the soul.
You are the security,
the shelter of the spirit of Lovers.
Oh the sultan of sultans,
of any other king,
why do you worry?

Be silent, like a fish,
and go into that pleasant sea.
You are in deep waters now,
of life’s blazing fire.
Why do you worry?


I see the realm of joy and pleasure.

I’ve lost myself in it
and it has lost itself in me:
No religion,
No dogma,
No conformity,
No guilt,
No shame,
No fear,
No conviction,
No uncertainty remain.

In the middle of my heart,
a star appears,
and the seven heavens
are lost in its brilliance.





5 comments on “Rumi Quotes and Sayings

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