I have to admit, I am a big time sucker for quotes, sayings, and meaningful words, you hear me? Sigh, I love this feeling of resonance when I feel this deeper layer of truth within the words I’m reading. Rumi quotes about life are specifically ones that make me shiver of bliss and make my heart smile.
That’s why I decided it was time to share some of my favorite Rumi quotes about life, mindfulness, love, and meaning.
The man himself: Rumi
Maulana Jalaluddin Rumi (1217-1273) was one of the most influential poets, philosophers, and mystics of his era. Most of his life he stayed in Turkey and he wrote in Persian. Till this day he has kept his popularity and is growing more and more due to the shift of awareness and higher demand for meaningful living.
In his work, he reflects on the beauty and power of (divine) love and inspires you to experience it for yourself. His poems evoke a feeling of liberation, of happiness. His wisdom is timeless and is a great resource of inspiration for life.
Mystic: a person who seeks by contemplation and self-surrender to obtain unity with the absolute. A mystic is someone who believes in the spiritual apprehension of truths that are beyond the intellect.
Loura wouldn’t be Loura – or in other words – I wouldn’t be myself if I wouldn’t design a unique quote design with these famous words of Rumi. Lately, I’ve been head over heels with anything watercolor, definitely watercolor typography. So I decided to combine my two loves into these eye-catching quotes.
Feel free to use them how you wish. Save them to your Pinterest boards, as a kindly reminding screensaver on your phone or publish them on your website. If you publish them online I would be eternally grateful for any kind of mention or backlink to the website (oh and let me know so I can check it out!)
You will as always be able to see them all in gallery form on our Wall of Growth.
Rumi quotes about life
1. When you do things from your soul,
you feel a river of joy within you.
Anyone who knows us, knows we are also professional dancers.
We dance because our souls need to. It’s a way for us to express what words cannot.
When we commit to the moment and surrender totally, that river
flows beyond anything making us blissful happy creatures.
But the cool thing is, you don’t need to dance to achieve this feeling. Soul work can be anything
you decide it to be. Pure intentions, dedication and (trying to) be aware of ones ego and desire is a great step
in that fulfilling direction.
Rumi’s words resonate like nothing else. Soul work should be our homework ☾
2. I am not this hair, I am not this skin.
I am the soul that lives within.
Yes, yes and yes! What I love about these Rumi quotes about life is their timeless
quality. They were written almost a thousand years ago but it’s knowledge that still needs
to seep into our conscious. In these digital ages of social media and where appearance
is your all, a reminder to our true nature is always welcome.
3. These pains you feel are messengers.
Listen to them.
No doctor – mental, physical or spiritual – would disagree. Learning to listen
to these messengers could just be one of the greatest gifts you give to yourself.
4. The cure for pain is the pain.
This one confirms the previous quote even more. Even though it might seem easier to
run away from the pain and ignore it you are making things more painful. Allow yourself to listen,
to embrace and acknowledge the pain. It will help you.
5. Raise your words, not your voice.
It is rain that grows flowers, not thunder.
Thank you, Rumi for once again portraying how everything in life is connected.
Nature has infinite intelligence for us to embrace and learn from.
6. The lamps are different, but the light is the same.
And also thank you, Rumi for the reminder that we all are connected.
How we shine that’s up to us, that we shine is because we are.
7. Be foolishly in love,
because love is all there is.
Sigh, yes! When foolish, be smartly foolish. Surrender to love, and love only! Rumi quotes on life
are such a great reminder to interconnectedness of us all.
8. When you feel a peaceful joy,
that’s when you are near truth.
Oh and that feeling is so soul-satisfying. Sometimes it also occurs when traveling and gosh that
is amazing. When your rational mind, your physical and spiritual experiences all align: bliss overdose!
Uhm, on a side-note, if that ever happens to you… you might just be hypersensitive and maybe you
would love reading one of these two posts: Ultimate guide to traveling as an HSP & Essential HSP travel hacks.
9. Yesterday I was clever so I wanted to change the world.
Today I am wise so I am changing myself.
I’m starting with the man in the mirror
I’m asking him to change his ways
And no message could have been any clearer
If you wanna make the world a better place
Take a look at yourself and then make a change
10. Where there is ruin,
there is hope for treasure.
A lovely reminder that something terrible is not just terror alone. Blessings are hidden
in the most unsuspected places. Open your mind towards them and treasure might reveal themselves.
11. Be like a tree and let the dead leaves drop.
A good friend always says ‘It’s time to cut the cords‘… And they’re so right!
We are meant to bloom not to hold on.
12. There is a voice that doesn’t use words. Listen.
Communication is in everything, everywhere. Our ears are not the only senses that have the ability to perceive.
13. You are not a drop in the ocean.
You are the entire ocean in a drop.
Its all about perspective. Mind stimulating and love radiating Rumi quotes on life, anytime. Anywhere.
14. The moon stays bright when it doesn’t avoid the night.
A precious one. To cherish, to reflect upon, to take in.
The depth of his words will remain an inspiration for life and I truly aspire to be able to take them all in as true wisdom, because I feel it is.
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