My favorite Rumi musings on Love

Suddenly, delightfully inspired to share some of my favorite musings from Rumi on love. May they inspire the love that already exists in you!

“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.”
Rumi, The Illuminated Rumi

“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.”

“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.”

“A thousand half-loves must be forsaken to take one whole heart home.”
Rumi, Words of Paradise: Selected Poems of Rumi

Experience more of Rumi from Coleman Barks, Rumi scholar and author of The Essential Rumi. No lover of love is complete without this book.




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