Posts Tagged ‘Rumi’


Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing,
there is a field. I’ll meet you there. (more…)


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Looking for interpretations for those words and imagining the answers I’ve not been given I found this quote by Rumi:

‘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’


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Keep walking, though there’s no place to get to.

Don’t try to see through the distances.

That’s not for human being. Move within,

But don’t move the way fear makes you move.



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‘This being human is a guest house.

Every morning a new arrival.


A joy, a depression, a meanness,

some momentary awareness comes

As an unexpected visitor.


Welcome and entertain them all!

Even if they’re a crowd of sorrows,

who violently sweep your house

empty of its furniture,

still treat each guest honorably.

He may be clearing you out

for some new delight.


The dark thought, the shame, the malice,

meet them at the door laughing,

and invite them in.


Be grateful for whoever comes,

because each has been sent

as a guide from beyond.’


from Essential Rumi & Watercolours by Kha

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