Mystical poems: “Be silent” by Rumi

  You are the only faithful student you have.All the others leave eventually. Have you been making yourself shallowwith making others eminent? Just remember, when you’re in union,you don’t have to fear that you’ll be drained. The command comes to speak,and you feel the ocean moving through you. Then comes, Be silent,as when the rain…

MYSTICAL POEMS: “Patience” by Rumi

Know that this troublesome body is like a coat of armor: comfortable neither in winter or in summer. Yet still this bad associate is good for you because of the patience you must show in overcoming its desires, for the exercise of patience expands the heart with spiritual peace. The patience shown by the moon…

MYSTICAL POEMS: “Your heavy bag” by Rumi

    If you are lugging a heavy bag, do not fail to look inside it to see whether what is inside is bitter or sweet. If it is really worth bringing along, bring it; otherwise, empty your sack and redeem yourself from fruitless effort. Only put into your sack that which is worth bringing….

MYSTICAL POEMS: “Be kind to yourself, dear” by Rumi

“Be kind to yourself, dear” If you put your hands on this oar with me, they will never harm another, and they will come to find they hold everything you want. If you put your hands on this oar with me, they would no longer lift anything to your mouth that might wound your precious…

A quote from Rumi on “heaven and hell”

Hell is in the here and now. So is heaven. Do not worry about hell or dream about heaven, as they are both present inside this very moment. Every time we fall in love, we ascend to heaven. Every time we hate, envy, or fight someone, we tumble straight into the fires of hell. —Rumi

Mystical Poems: “Say I am You” by Rumi

“Say I am You” I am dust particles in sunlight. I am the round sun. To the bits of dust I say, Stay. To the sun, Keep moving. I am morning mist, and the breathing of evening. I am wind in the top of a grove, and surf on the cliff. Mast, rudder, helmsman, and…

MYSTICAL POEMS: “A summons” by Rumi

Listen. In the silence between your heartbeats bides a summons. Do you hear it? Name it if you must, or leave it forever nameless, but why pretend it is not there? Leave that which is not, but appears to be. Seek that which is, but is not apparent. —Jalāl ad-Dīn Muhammad Rūmī

Quote from Rumi: “Do you know what you are?”

Do you know what you are? You are a manuscript of 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. —Rumi

A quote from Rumi on what we do each day

“Today, like every other day we wake empty and frightened, Don’t open the door in the study and begin reading. Take down a musical instrument. Let the beauty we love be what we do. There are hundreds of ways to kneel and kiss the ground.” Rumi     Thank you to my friend Kamal for…

A short poem about God by Rumi

Hush. I am so close, I may look distant. So completely mixed with you, I may look separate. So out in the open, I appear hidden. So silent, because I am constantly talking with you. —Rumi