How Rumi’s Quotes Can Help You Elevate Your Thinking About Everything

Rumi was a 13th century Persian poet and a Sufi mystic. He is regarded as one of the greatest spiritual masters and poetical intellects. Even today his presence still remains strong whenever we come across his poems and other ecstatic text.

There is always some mysterious and provocative element in his poems that is recognizable across all times, places and cultures. If poetry is still sustaining in the day-to-day life of some people it is because of mystic like Rumi only.

Rumi has said something about every subject be it 👉 life, death, god, love, nature and creativity.

Thinking Big

🔼Start a huge, foolish project, like Noah…it makes absolutely no difference what people think of you

We need to constantly break the limitations that we have set for ourselves. To think bigger, to act bigger and to be bigger — you need stop worrying about this world’s expectations and start using all opportunities to create opportunities for others.

Dream and visualize what you want to do with no limits on your thinking. Do not underestimate the power of long-term planning as most people overestimate short term and underestimate long term.

Removing Mental Blocks

🔼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

Fear, anxiety, insecurity, lack of commitment — what is stopping you to take next action.

Start fixing your bad habits one by one, slowly, and replace bad habits with good ones. Work on smaller barriers first. Measure your progress and then move on to the bigger tasks

You will need discipline and persistence — not just talent and passion.

Be The Change Agent

🔼Forget safety.Live where you fear to live.Destroy your reputation. Be notorious

Create a culture where change can be triggered easily. Be a change agent in your work and personal life. Every organization is on transformation journey. How can you, directly or indirectly, influence changes that can upset the status quo, will decide your future success in the long-term.

🔼The lion is most handsome when looking for food

Improving

🔼If you are irritated by every rub, how will your mirror be polished

Do not hold on to the past too much. Everyone fails even those super successful people once had their share of failures, they stumbled and got up. So if you are going through hell, don’t complain, keep going.

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Dance, when you’re broken open. 
Dance, if you’ve torn the bandage off. 
Dance in the middle of the fighting. 
Dance in your blood. 
Dance when you’re perfectly free

Life is all about making progress and to achieve greatness. Learn from your failures and move forward towards your future.

Innovation

🔼Sell your cleverness and buy bewilderment

Escape from your traditional viewpoint and kill the status quo. Create an environment where people are free to share ideas without any risk of being ridiculed.

Start creating more and consuming less. Keep a track of your create-to-consume ratio. You can still create a wonderful life using your hidden creative powers, reinvent yourself and come out as Hero

🔼Inside you there’s an artist you don’t know about… say yes quickly, if you know, if you’ve known it from before the beginning of the universe

Live your unlived creative life. In this interconnected world everyone’s a hero. It’s your time how you tell your story and how you bring magic to other people’s lives — it's up to you now.

🔼You were born with wings, why prefer to crawl through life

Enlightenment & Love

🔼What you seek is seeking you
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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.

Wisdom

🔼 Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.
🔼We come spinning out of nothingness, scattering stars like dust
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I have lived on the lip of insanity, 
wanting to know reasons, 
knocking on a door. 
It opens. 
I’ve been knocking from the inside.
🔼Not only the thirsty seek the water, the water as well seeks the thirsty.

Love

🔼Lovers don’t finally meet somewhere. They’re in each other all along
🔼Love comes with a knife, not some shy question, and not with fears for its reputation
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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.

Individuality

🔼Don’t be satisfied with stories, how things have gone with others. Unfold your own myth
🔼Be like melting snow — wash yourself of yourself

Silence

🔼Words are a pretext. It is the inner bond that draws one person to another, not words
🔼Silence is the language of god, all else is poor translation

Optimism & Freedom

🔼Who could be so lucky? Who comes to a lake for water and sees the reflection of moon.
🔼Take someone who doesn’t keep score, who’s not looking to be richer, or afraid of losing, who has not the slightest interest even in his own personality: he’s free.

Illusions

🔼When you have indulged a lust, your wing drops off;you become lame, abandoned by a fantasy.…People fancy they are enjoying themselves,but they are really tearing out their wings for the sake of an illusion

Death

🔼This is how I would die into the love I have for you: As pieces of cloud dissolve in sunlight
I died as mineral and became a plant,
I died as plant and rose to animal,
I died as animal and I was human,
Why should I fear? 
When was I less by dying?
Yet once more I shall die human,
To soar with angels blessed above.
And when I sacrifice my angel soul
I shall become what no mind ever conceived.
 As a human, I will die once more,
Reborn, 
I will with the angels soar.
And when I let my angel body go,
I shall be more than mortal mind can know