“Surely there is a window from heart to heart: they are not separate and far from each other. Though two earthenware lamps are not joined, their light mingles. No lover seeks union without the beloved seeking; but the love of lovers makes the body thin as a bowstring, while the love of loved ones makes … More “Surely there is a window from heart to heart;”
“The heart is your student for love is the only way we learn. Night has no choice but to grab the feet of daylight. It’s as if I see Your Face everywhere I turn. It’s as if Love’s radiant oil never stops searching for a lamp in which to burn.” — [Divan-e Shams-e Tabrizi: Quatrain … More “…for love is the only way we learn.”
“Are your childhood or older close friends like us?” “What do you mean?” “Are your Miri friends – the ones you befriend in Miri; us – different than your existing close friends? We spoke about Miri being a bubble just now, right… I’m curious if the friends we grow close to in Miri are also … More “i mean, my heart is a bookshelf-“
“O heart, stay with the pain that is a remedy. No groaning; endure longing without complaint. Stamp your foot upon your own desires. Train the dog of ego. Let this be your sacrifice.” — [Divan-e Shams-e Tabrizi: Quatrain 311]
“Darling, the body is a guest house; Every morning someone new arrives. Don’t say, “O, another weight around my neck!” or your guest will fly back to nothingness. Whatever enters your heart is a guest from the invisible world: entertain it well. Every day and every moment a thought comes like an honored guest into … More “When something transits your sign, adapt yourself, and be as harmonious as its ruling sign, so that when it rejoins the Moon, it will speak kindly to the Lord of the heart.”
“How are you? All okay? We can talk about it if you’d like a friend…” “All is well.” “I want to be everything telling you not to cross and the reason you chose the journey all at the same time.” — pavana …I wish you’d let me in.
“No matter what plans you make, no matter what you acquire, the thief will enter from the unguarded side. Be occupied, then, with what you really value and let the thief take something less.” — ‘The Thief Will Enter’ by Rumi (in Mathnawi II, 1505-07)
I read this tiny book filled with Rumi’s poetry on my flight back last night, and almost cried throughout the two hours. Ya Rumi, it sure does feel like I’m discovering and returning to God through you. I’m absolutely humbled and all out of words; my heart trembles, even now.
“Here is a collection of my faults: I am messy, sloppy, uncoordinated, unbalanced, clumsy, trips over her own feet, trips over her own words, loves too easily, loves too much, loves the wrong people, lets go too fast, too capable of leaving without looking back, runs away from feelings, runs away from responsibility. So if … More “My poetry is what the world looks like from inside my head.”
“What I understand as now, what I know is true, becomes abruptly incomplete and requires me to begin again.” “We can all work on the same building – even if we see it [in] different ways.” — Sarah Kay & Phil Kaye, The Process of Becoming