What’s up, my friends? Ready to be heavily inspired now, today, by Rumi? Here are THREE more best of quotes from Rumi, the producer of magnificent sayings. Sayings that are well-ahead of his era and generation, and that have stood the test of time.
“Being desirable means being comfortable with your own ambiguity.”
I think quite a bit of this quote is up for interpretation. There might be more to it, but for now I understand this as being comfortable with myself, and not to beat myself up for anything that I think is not perfect about myself. Be happy despite my life not being perfect.
Accept that there are things I don’t know (and perhaps never will), and that I do not need to be sure of everything. Part of the beauty of life is the surprises we get from time to time.
Be satisfied with not knowing how the universe is going to bring you the life that you want, and the universe is always in the process of bringing you the life you want – it’s just that you are not allowing it to transform by the negative thoughts that are in your head right now.
“A candle never loses any of its light while lighting up another candle.”
This one is pretty common, I think. There is no wastage when you do something good, or help someone. Don’t hesitate in setting a good example, or being a source of joy, or showing others the ropes. But be a candle, so don’t do something for others at the cost of your own happiness. Though of course most times it won’t be (at the cost of your joy).
Because when you do something good, the goodness has to pass through you before reaching the other person. You agree? So actually you experience the goodness first, and the other person second. What is that goodness that you get? Satisfaction, the knowledge that you’ve done your good deed for the day and made someone’s day better, happiness.
“In every religion, there is love. Yet love has no religion.”
Love without borders. Love everyone no matter what religion they are affiliated with. Don’t try to convert someone to another religion, because every religion teaches the same things in essence. Every religion teaches love. Because it has been proven to work.
It is said that when you love, you are using the most powerful force in the universe. And that a person who loves will get everything he or she wishes for very quickly, and sometimes almost instantly. So if that is not motivation enough to love, then I honestly don’t know what is.
Are You Inspired?
Erm, so… how do you feel about this article and series? Do you find Rumi’s quotes inspiring? Do you want more? Also, let me know some of your favorite quotes (from anyone) in the comment box below. Thank you for reading my article, and I shall see you in the next one!