~ Sufi mystic poet of the 14th Century ~
Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek & find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.
Your heart knows the way. Run in that direction.
Respond to every call that excites your Spirit.
The inspiration you seek is already inside you. Be silent and listen.
When we practice loving kindness and compassion, we are the first ones to profit.
Let yourself be silently drawn by the strange pull of what you really love. It will not lead you astray.
Everyone has been made for some particular work, and the desire for that work has been put in every heart.
What you seek is seeking you.
Let the beauty we love be what we do.
As you start to walk out on the way, the way appears.
You are searching the world for treasures but the real treasure is Yourself.
You were born with potential. You were born with goodness and trust. You were born with ideals and dreams. You were born with greatness. You were born with wings. You are not meant for crawling, so don't. You have wings. Learn to use them & fly.
Go find yourself first so you can also find me.
The Universe is not outside of you. Look inside yourself; everything that you want, you already are.
Everything in the universe is within you. Ask ALL from yourself.
Set your life on fire. Seek those who fan your flames.
The very center of your heart is where life begins -- the most beautiful place on earth.
Live life as if everything is rigged in your favor.
Love is the energizing elixir of the Universe, the cause and effect of all Harmony.
When you do things from your soul, you feel a river moving in you -- a joy.
You are the soul of the universe and your name is Love.
Wear gratitude like a cloak & it will feed every corner of your life.
Giving thanks for abundance is greater than the abundance itself.
Look past your thoughts so you may drink the pure nectar of this moment.
You have no need to travel anywhere. Journey within yourself, enter a mine of rubies and bathe in the splendor of your own Light.
The quieter you are, the more you will be able to hear.
I looked in temples, churches, & mosques, but I found the Divine within my heart.
Being a candle is not easy: In order to give light one must first burn.
In a night full of suffering and darkness, be a candle spreading light till dawn.
Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.
Love the whole thing -- we are only pieces.
Do not be satisfied with the stories that came before you. Unfold your own myth.
The wound is the place where the Light enters you.
Why struggle to open a door between us when the whole wall is an illusion?
Learn the alchemy true human beings know. The moment you accept what troubles you've been given, the door will open.
Why are you knocking at every other door? Go, knock at the door of your own heart.
Remember, the entrance door to the sanctuary is inside you.
Close your eyes. Fall in love. Stay there.
The light which shines in the eye is really the light from the heart.
Your heart is the size of an ocean. Go find yourself in its hidden depths.
Raise your words, not your voice. It is rain that grows flowers, not thunder.
I want to sing like the birds, not worrying about who hears or what they think.
Only from the heart can you touch the sky.
The breeze at dawn has secrets to tell you. Don't go back to sleep. You must ask for what you really want. Don't go back to sleep.
There is an inner wakefulness that directs the dream that will eventually startle us back to the truth of who we are.
Don't you know yet? It is your light that lights the worlds.
The lamps are different, but the light is the same.
If light is in your heart, you will find your way home.
All the particles of the world are in love and looking for lovers.
My soul is from elsewhere, I'm sure of that; and I intend to end up there.
In every religion there is Love, but Love has no religion.
As you live deeper in the Heart, the mirror gets clearer and clearer.
Your body is away from me, but there is a window open from my heart to yours.
You are not a drop in the ocean. You are the entire ocean in a drop.
I am just a guest born in this world to know the secrets that lie beyond it.
Everything you see has its roots in the unseen world. The forms may change, yet the essence remains the same.
Listen with ears of tolerance! See through the eyes of compassion! Speak with the language of love!
Let the waters settle and you will see the moon and the stars mirrored in your own being.
It's this Love that holds everything together. And it's The Everything, too!
Set your sights on a place higher than your eyes can see.
Be wild and crazy and drunk with Love. If you are too careful, Love will not find you.
Through Love, all pain will turn to medicine.
Be patient where you sit in the dark. The dawn is coming.
Nothing is meaningful except surrendering to Love.
No more holding back. Be reckless. Tell your Love to everybody.
I searched for God and found only myself. I searched for myself and found only God.
Love is not an emotion, it is your very existence.
Love is the bridge between you and everything.
In the house of Lovers, the music never stops, the walls are made of songs, and the floor dances.
Choose Love. Choose Love. Without this beautiful Love, life is nothing but a burden.
Those who don't want to change, let them sleep.
And you? When will you begin that long journey into yourself?
I am not this hair, I am not this skin. I am the Soul that lives within.
Be foolishly in love, because love is all there is.
Be grateful for your Life... every detail of it... and your face will come to shine like a sun... and everyone who sees it... will be made glad and peaceful.
When you let go of who you are, you become who you might be.
This now is it. This. Your deepest need and desire is satisfied by the moment's energy here in your hand.
And don't think the garden loses it's ecstasy in winter. It's quiet, but the roots are down there riotous.
With every breath I plant the seeds of devotion. I am a farmer of the Heart.
A candle loses none of its light by lighting another.
Keep knocking and the joy inside will eventually open a window and look out to see who's there.
~ Sufi mystic poet of the 14th Century ~
Stay close to anything that makes you glad that you are alive.
Fear is the cheapest room in the house. I would like to see you living in better conditions.
The words you speak become the house you live in.
Your heart & my heart are very, very old friends.
And still, after all this time, the Sun never says to the Earth, "You owe me." Look what happens with a Love like that -- it lights up the whole sky.
Run, my dear friend, from anything that may not strengthen your precious budding wings.
I wish I could show you when you are lonely or in darkness, the astonishing light of your own being.