Last Updated on 5 months by Iva Ursano
Who doesn’t love Rumi and his great quotes and poems? I make many poster quotes over on my Facebook page Amazing Me Movement and so many of them are created with love from deep Rumi quotes on life.
I love his words. There is such deep meaning and power to them.
Near the end of this blog, I’ll share my absolute favourite Rumi poem with you. Every time I read it, it brings a wee tear to my eye.
If you don’t know much about this Rumi guy let me fill you in a wee bit.
Who was Rumi?
His real name is Jalal ad-Din Muhammad Rumi and he was a Persian poet and Sufi master (whatever that is), born in born in 1207. He was a religious teacher until he met Shams Tabrizi who changed the course of his life. He did not start writing poetry seriously until her mysterious disappearance.
He is most famous for his intense, passionate and spiritual poems but as you know, he also has many quotes recognized around the world.
So just a bit of info for you.
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You know how much I love inspirational messages and sayings
If you follow me at all, you know that it was reading life-changing quotes that helped me get through some of the worst times I’ve ever been through.
I had hit rock bottom and inspirational quotes helped me. A lot. I would like to think that these quotes are changing lives all around the world, especially the deep Rumi quotes on life and other quotes from inspirational people.
Without further ado,
35 Deep Rumi Quotes on Life
1. Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.
2. It’s your road and yours alone. Others may walk it with you, but no one can walk it for you.
3. Wherever you are, and whatever you do, be in love.
4. Your heart knows the way. Run in that direction.
5. If all you can do is crawl, start crawling.
6. When you do things from your soul, you feel a river moving in you, a joy.
7. Set your life on fire. Seek those who fan your flames.
8. Respond to every call that excites your spirit.
9. There is a life-force within your soul, seek that life. There is a gem in the mountain of your body, seek that mine. O traveler, if you are in search of that, don’t look outside, look inside yourself and seek that.
10. Why do you stay in prison when the door is so wide open?
11. Ignore those that make you fearful and sad, that degrade you back towards disease and death.
12. The moment you accept what troubles you’ve been given, the door will open.
13. Everything about yesterday has gone with yesterday. Today, it is needed to say new things.
14. There is a life in you, search that life, search the secret jewel in the mountain of your body.
And my favourite is one of the best Rumi poems ever written
15. “I choose to love you in silence…
For in silence I find no rejection,
I choose to love you in loneliness…
For in loneliness no one owns you but me,
I choose to adore you from a distance…
For distance will shield me from pain,
I choose to kiss you in the wind…
For the wind is gentler than my lips,
I choose to hold you in my dreams…Rumi
For in my dreams, you have no end.”
20 More Deep Rumi Quotes (Updated Sept 2022)
I thought I’d add 20 more Rumi quotes on life and love. I hope you enjoy them all and don’t forget to share your favourite Rumi quote or poem down below too!
16 Beauty surrounds us, but usually we need to be walking in a garden to know it.
17 Do not feel lonely, the entire universe is inside you.
18 There is one way of breathing that is shameful and constricted. Then, there’s another way: a breath of love that takes you all the way to infinity.
19 Let yourself be silently drawn by the strange pull of what you really love. It will not lead you astray.
20 The heart has its own language. The heart knows a hundred thousand ways to speak.
21 There is a candle in your heart, ready to be kindled. There is a void in your soul, ready to be filled. You feel it, don’t you?
22 When the world pushes you to your knees, you’re in the perfect position to pray.
23 Don’t you know yet? It is your light that lights the world.
24 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.
25 As you start to walk on the way, the way appears.
26 Lovers don’t finally meet somewhere. They’re in each other all along.
27 Dancing is not just getting up painlessly, like a leaf blown on the wind; dancing is when you tear your heart out and rise out of your body to hang suspended between the worlds.
28 If the foot of the trees were not tied to earth, they would be pursuing me. For I have blossomed so much, I am the envy of the gardens.
29 Don’t grieve. Anything you lose comes around in another form.
30 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.
31 This is how I would die into the love I have for you: as pieces of cloud dissolve in sunlight.
32 These pains you feel are messengers. Listen to them.
33 The moment you accept what troubles you’ve been given, the door will open.
34 I want to sing like the birds sing, not worrying about who hears or what they think.
35 My soul is from elsewhere, I’m sure of that, and I intend to end up there.
I hope you enjoyed these deep Rumi quotes on life and love.
You can check out this awesome YouTube video from Wisdom Inquiry for more great deep Rumi quotes on life and love. While you’re over on YouTube, don’t forget to check out my channel and subscribe while you’re there!
Rumi also has some really beautiful and deep poems on love and life. You can find some here.
What are your favourite Rumi quotes?
We already know he has a bajillion quotes and poems and I’ve only listed 35 of my favourites but what are some of yours that maybe I missed? Share them down below. I’d love to see them.
I hope you enjoyed this post on deep Rumi quotes and I hope these quotes inspired you even just a little.
Another person I admire for beautiful quotes is Osho. His are so deep and profound every time I see one it always makes me stop and think.
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xo iva xo