20 Quotes By Rumi That Will Make You Feel The Love – by Peoples Trust Toronto – 10-29-15

Rumi quotes on love.

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20 Quotes By Rumi That Will Make You Feel The Love   –   by Peoples Trust Toronto   –   10-29-15

https://peoplestrusttoronto.wordpress.com/2015/10/29/20-quotes-by-rumi-that-will-make-you-feel-the-love/

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Having inspiring individuals throughout our time to serve as a means of bringing us back to what matters, and the goodness of it at that, is a blessing. To me, Rumi is one of those people.

A 13th-century Persian poet, Rumi was also known for being an Islamic scholar, jurist, theologian, and a Sufi mystic. His work generated an immense following for its ability to break barriers, as it transcended location, ethnicities, time, language and spirituality.

Shahram Shiva, an award-winning translator and scholar of Rumi, put it best when he said, “The world of Rumi is neither exclusively the world of a Sufi, nor the world of a Hindu, nor a Jew, nor a Christian; it is a state of an evolved human. A human who is not bound by cultural limitations; one who touches every one of us. Today Rumi’s poems can be heard in churches, synagogues, Zen monasteries, as well as in the downtown New York art/performance/music scene.”

The amount of topics this incredible poet has covered is baffling yet beautiful. It is, indeed, what has drawn so many people from so many corners of the world in; he is relatable to say the least. He has garnered much respect through the power of his words, especially when it comes to the power of love.

Below, you will find 20 quotes on love that encompass both the necessity of loving from within and for oneself, as well as the connection between two people.

1. “Lovers don’t finally meet somewhere. They’re in each other all along.”

2. “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. “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.”

4. “A thousand half-loves must be forsaken to take one whole heart home.”

5. “However much we describe and explain love, when we fall in love we are ashamed of our words.”

6. “Love is the bridge between you and everything.”

7. “If you find me not within you, you will never find me. For I have been with you, from the beginning of me.”

Rumi quotes on love.

8. “Explanation by the tongue makes most things clear, but love unexplained is clearer.”

9. “Reason is powerless in the expression of Love.”

10. “Only from the heart can you touch the sky.”

11.  “Let the beauty of what you love be what you do.”

12. “I am yours. Don’t give myself back to me.”

Rumi quotes on love.

13. “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.”

14. “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. “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.”

16. “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.”

17. “Two there are who are never satisfied — the lover of the world and the lover of knowledge.”

18. “Wherever you are, and whatever you do, be in love.”

19. “Let yourself be silently drawn by the strange pull of what you really love. It will not lead you astray.”

20. “Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing there is a field. I’ll meet you there.”

Rumi quotes on love.

10 Pieces Of Wisdom, Quotes – Native American Elders – HigherPerspective – 1-8-15

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Prior to the arrival of Europeans in America, there were estimated to be 1.2 to 12 million Native Americans living in the Americas. That population was quickly dwindled to 250,000 via disease, suicide, genocide, slavery, and mass murder. This was an incredibly great tragedy and may be on of the most terrible things to ever happen to any group of people in the history of our planet. However, almost 0 attention is given to this tragedy. One has to ask, why?

In this tragedy, not only lives were lost, but almost all Native American traditions, spirituality, and customs were killed along with the people. Could this have been a reason for the genocide? They were in tune with Mother Nature and are often called the Keepers of the Earth. They wanted to “walk lightly upon the Earth and live in balance and harmony.” Perhaps if more Native Americans were alive today, our planet wouldn’t be facing so much turmoil. Everyone can benefit from adopting so of the ancient spiritual teachings of the Native American elders.

Maya Angelou – Quotes

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Maya Angelou 

Surviving is important. Thriving is elegant

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I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.

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Courage is the most important of all the virtues, because without courage you can’t practice any other virtue consistently.

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If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude.

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Bitterness is like cancer. It eats upon the host. But anger is like fire. It burns it all clean.

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Nothing will work unless you do.

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My great hope is to laugh as much as I cry; to get my work done and try to love somebody and have the courage to accept the love in return.
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It is time for parents to teach young people early on that in diversity there is beauty and there is strength.
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I have found that among its other benefits, giving liberates the soul of the giver.
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Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness
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While I know myself as a creation of God, I am also obligated to realize and remember that everyone else and everything else are also God’s creation.
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