Tonight I came across this beautiful poem from Rumi.
“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.”
“You have to keep breaking your heart until it opens.”
“What hurts you, blesses you. Darkness is your candle.”
“Do you know what you are?
You are a manuscript oƒ 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.”
“Stop acting so small. You are the universe in ecstatic motion.”
“What you seek is seeking you.”
“Dance, when you’re broken open. Dance, if you’ve torn the bandage off. Dance in the middle of the fighting. Dance in your blood. Dance when you’re perfectly free.”
“Everything in the universe is within you. Ask all from yourself.”
“Set your life on fire. Seek those who fan your flames.”
“Why do you stay in prison, when the door is so wide open?”
“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.”
“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.”
“When you do things from your soul, you feel a river moving in you, a joy.”