"Deafened by the voice of desire you are unaware the Beloved lives in the core of your heart. Stop the noise and you will hear His voice in the silence."

Rumi (via yeshecholwa)


When it’s cold and raining,
you are more beautiful.

And the snow brings me
even closer to your lips.

The inner secret, that which was never born,
you are that freshness, and I am with you now.

I can’t explain the goings,
or the comings. You enter suddenly,

and I am nowhere again.
Inside the majesty.

— Rumi, “The Freshness,” The Essential Rumi, New Expanded Edition. HarperOne, 2004

(Source: fables-of-the-reconstruction)


A thousand half-loves
must be forsaken to take
one whole heart home.

— Rumi, “A thousand half-loves”, The Book of Love: Poems of Ecstasy and Longing. Harper One, 2003

(Source: fables-of-the-reconstruction)


All night, a man called “Allah”
Until his lips were bleeding.
Then the Devil said, “Hey! Mr Gullible!
How comes you’ve been calling all night
And never once heard Allah say, “Here, I am”?
You call out so earnestly and, in reply, what?
I’ll tell you what. Nothing!”

The man suddenly felt empty and abandoned.
Depressed, he threw himself on the ground
And fell into a deep sleep.
In a dream, he met Abraham, who asked,
“Why are you regretting praising Allah?”

The man said, “ I called and called
But Allah never replied, “Here I am.”
Abraham explained, “Allah has said,
“Your calling my name is My reply.
Your longing for Me is My message to you.
All your attempts to reach Me
Are in reality My attempts to reach you.
Your fear and love are a noose to catch Me.
In the silence surrounding every call of “Allah”
Waits a thousand replies of “Here I am.”


Rumi (via momnaaaa)

(Source: heartofabeliever, via drfakher)

"The soul has been given it’s own ears to hear things the mind does not understand."


"The breeze at dawn has secrets to tell you. Don’t go back to sleep."

Rumi (via afroui)

(Source: maza-dohta, via journalofanobody)

"I don’t know where I am
At times I plunge
to the bottom of the sea,
at times, rise up
like the sun."


"Look past your thoughts so you may drink the pure nectar of this moment."


(Source: scattredthoughts, via beardgame)

"Two there are who are never satisfied — the lover of the world and the lover of knowledge."

Moulana Jalaluddin Rumi (RA)

(Source: islamicrays, via drfakher)

"Let the beauty of what you love be what you do."

Rumi (via aestheticintrovert)

(Source: artchipel, via aestheticintrovert)

"Sorrow prepares you for joy. It violently sweeps everything out of your house, so that new joy can find space to enter. It shakes the yellow leaves from the bough of your heart, so that fresh, green leaves can grow in their place. It pulls up the rotten roots, so that new roots hidden beneath have room to grow. Whatever sorrow shakes from your heart, far better things will take their place."

Rumi (via ecstaticallyinspired)

(Source: fables-of-the-reconstruction, via splinter-eye)

"Love came,
and became like blood in my body.
It rushed through my veins and
encircled my heart.
Everywhere I looked,
I saw one thing.
Love’s name written
on my limbs,
on my left palm,
on my forehead,
on the back of my neck,
on my right big toe…
Oh, my friend,
all that you see of me
is just a shell,
and the rest belongs to love."


"Get yourself out of the way, and let joy have more space."

Rumi (via yeshecholwa)

(Source: the-healing-nest, via yeshecholwa)

"When you feel you can’t bear even one minute, never give up
Because it is the time and place that the course will divert."


"I will be waiting here. For your silence to break. For your soul to shake. For your love to wake."