Pinterest User "De Ti"
Rumi's poems are each tiny works of art which invoke a wide range of emotions. He writes about what it means to be human, he writes about peace, he writes about self acceptance. Rumi's poems are a light to be looked to when in the dark. He truly inspires me, and many others to become better, and to love better.
"Let yourself be silently drawn by the stronger pull of what you really love."
This is my all time favorite of Rumi's. I have a cut of drifwood with this engraved, it reminds me to follow what my heart is telling me to do. When I think of this poem I imagine a calming ocean drawing someone out to meet what they love.
"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."
Pixabay User "Broin"
This quote is oddly calming for me, it's expressed in way that makes Rumi feel like he is already a life-long friend.
"Raise your words, not voice. It is rain that grows flowers, not thunder."
Here Rumi shows his pacifist side. He was a great promoter of peace in a time where so many turned to violence to settle disputes.
"You are not a drop in the ocean. You are the entire ocean, in a drop."
Biscayne National Park NPS/Rob Waara
Written hundreds and hundreds of years ago, one might still find this quoted on an extremely low resolution Facebook picture. That fact shows that his writing has truly stood the test of time.