Have you ever woken up one day and wondered what has happened to you? Have you ever felt lost or confused? Have you ever considered looking within yourself to rebuild everything your soul wants you to be?
Jalāl ad-Dīn Muhammad Rūmī, also known more popularly simply as Rumi, has been an inspiration to many. His words transcend time and space. These quotes are some of the most powerful and inspiring verses to help us truly get to know ourselves.
Rumi was a master at looking deep within others and allowing guidance to flow through his words. I hope you find these Rumi quotes helpful on your path to the best version of you!
10 Inspirational Rumi Quotes to Help You Find Yourself
1.) “Let silence be the art you practice.”
The art of being still and/or meditation allows us to open up to the higher version of ourselves. When we can slow down and tune in to the messages, we may be able to find our true path, our true happiness, and the best version of ourselves.
Slow down, pay attention, and receive the messages meant for you. Silence is the best way to do this.
2.) “Seek the fountain from within yourself.”
You have absolutely everything that you need. You know everything that you need to know. You are an amazing, wonderful, light-filled being. Rather than looking to others for guidance, try to ask yourself for what you are seeking first. Trust that you always know the answers you are seeking, and they will come to you.
3.) “What you seek is seeking you.”
This is true for anything that you are searching for. If you are wondering what your place is in this world, you’ll need to figure out what you love to do first. Once you know, understand that path was put in your heart and it was meant for you. All you need to do is find it. This goes for anything else in your world as well!
4.) “Respond to every call that excites your spirit.”
This is especially for those who are still searching for their “life purpose” or what one can do to contribute to the world. If you ever feel stuck when deciding this, determine what makes you happy, brings you joy, or what excites you. Follow the excitement and it will lead you along the path!
5.) “Wherever you are and whatever you do, be in love.”
When we work thoughtfully through our hearts, we are living within the highest version of ourselves. When we open our hearts and share love with others who come into contact with us, we bless them as well as ourselves.
6.) “Once I change the essence in my mind, happiness will replace misery.”
We control the thoughts in our minds. If we easily have over 10,000 thoughts on any given day, how many of those are positive? We need to be our biggest supporters and our best friends – even though the world does not teach us to do this. Once we can be mindful and change the thoughts in our heads, our world lightens up. We can then achieve the happiness that we deserve.
7.) “Do not stay long with those who are not living in the heart.”
When we are focusing on being the best versions of ourselves and living within our hearts, it can sometimes be a struggle to be around those who are not shifting, changing, and living. Continue to make decisions from your heart. If you are guided to let someone go, you can still send them love and blessings from afar.
8.) “The wound is the place where light enters you.”
When we go through challenges that push us out of our comfort zones, or relive old stories and old energies that are no longer serving us, they all teach us something. They break open a part of us that is open to be acknowledged and to be let go of each and every time.
Each time we recognize another wound, we can let it go. Allow that space to become the light that we are.
9.) “Wear gratitude like a cloak and it will feed every corner of your life.”
When we count our blessings, each and every day, new ones will appear for us. Gratitude works like a magnet. When we are grateful and appreciative for even the smallest things, we then notice everything. Gratitude brings a great positive energy to us that we can share with ourselves and with others.
10.) “As you start to walk out on the way, the way appears.”
If there are times that you feel stuck, it’s okay. When you get out of your head, and out of the way in regards to the way you think things “should be”, the universe will provide you the correct path to follow. So let go of all preconceived notions, and simply take one step at a time along the path.
It is scary not knowing where you are headed or the reasoning behind it, but you will eventually get to where you need to be – all in perfect timing!