Rumi is a 13th-century poet from Persia. He was a Sufi mystic, theologian, jurist, and an Islamic scholar.
His work is touted to be of immense value because it is not limited by time, spirituality, language, location, or even ethnicity.
Rumi is not only a Sufi scholar. His principles ascend all religions and represent a human spirit. One that is evolved. Rumi’s work makes it’s appearance all across our planet in religious institutions and art performances alike. After all, Rumi spoke about love, and religion and art are based on love.
Rumi’s work is found by many to be easy to relate to, and he has covered a vast array of topics including love. His works can be incredibly mind-boggling yet still enticingly beautiful. He is respected for his potent use of words, especially in matters of love.
Here are some quotes composed by Rumi to show you some of his thoughts on love that he shared centuries ago, many of which are still under discussion today.
1. Let Love Come To You
“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.”
2. The Secret of Finding Love
“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.”
3. Love Is Not About Meeting Someone
“Lovers don’t finally meet somewhere. They’re in each other all along.”
4. Build Bridges
“Love is the bridge between you and everything.”
5. Love Cannot Be Described
“However much we describe and explain love, when we fall in love we are ashamed of our words.”
6. Love Is One in Countless Numbers
“A thousand half-loves must be forsaken to take one whole heart home.”
7. Reason Is Trumped By Love
“Reason is powerless in the expression of Love.”
8. Love Does Not Need Explanation
“Explanation by the tongue makes most things clear, but love unexplained is clearer.”
9. Love Begins With Me
“If you find me not within you, you will never find me. For I have been with you, from the beginning of me.”
10. Yours Forever No Returns
“I am yours. Don’t give myself back to me.”
11. Love Is What You Do
“Let the beauty of what you love be what you do.”
12. Touch The Skies With Your Heart
“Only from the heart can you touch the sky.”
13. Love Is The Art In You When You’re In Love
“In your light I learn how to love. In your beauty, how to make poems. You dance inside my chest where no-one sees you, but sometimes I do, and that sight becomes this art.”
14. Love Is the Amalgamation of The Other’s Qualities
“I want to see you. Know your voice. Recognize you when you first come ’round the corner. Sense your scent when I come into a room you’ve just left. Know the lift of your heel, the glide of your foot. Become familiar with the way you purse your lips then let them part, just the slightest bit, when I lean in to your space and kiss you. I want to know the joy of how you whisper ‘more.’”
15. Love Will Eat Up Your Sleep
“When I am with you, we stay up all night. When you’re not here, I can’t go to sleep. Praise God for those two insomnias! And the difference between them.”
16. Always Be In Love
“Wherever you are, and whatever you do, be in love.”
17. Love Cannot Be Satisfied
“Two there are who are never satisfied — the lover of the world and the lover of knowledge.”
18. There Is No Separation In Love
“Goodbyes are only for those who love with their eyes. Because for those who love with heart and soul there is no such thing as separation.”
19. Love Is Beyond Our Subjective Notions
“Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing there is a field. I’ll meet you there.”
20. Love Will Not Let You Roam Astray
“Let yourself be silently drawn by the strange pull of what you really love. It will not lead you astray.”
Which one do you think you can truly relate to?