Rumi - The Teacher Of Love
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.
Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing there is a field.
I’ll meet you there. When the soul lies down in that grass
the world is too full to talk about.
Stop acting so small. You are the universe in ecstatic motion.
What you seek is seeking you.
Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world.
Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.
The minute I heard my first love story,
I started looking for you, not knowing
how blind that was.
Lovers don’t finally meet somewhere.
They’re in each other all along.
Don’t grieve. Anything you lose comes round in another form.
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.
If you are irritated by every rub, how will your mirror be polished?
You were born with wings, why prefer to crawl through life?