Sunday Inspiration: Your task is not to seek for love

Jalal ad-Din Muhammad Rumi (more often known simply as Rumi) was born in Persia in a village which is most likely in modern day Tajikistan and lived from 1207 to 1293. He was a poet, jurist, theologian and Sufi mystic. In 2007 he was said to be the most popular poet in America, and his influence moves well beyond national and religious borders.

One of the inspirational messages you will find in many of his writings is that the truth, love, and joy we spend our lives seeking is already within us just waiting to be discovered and lived.  Do you feel it?

Among many inspiring Rumi quotes I particularly love this one:

Come, come, whoever you are. Wanderer, worshiper, lover of leaving. It doesn’t matter. Ours is not a caravan of despair. come, even if you have broken your vows a thousand times. Come, yet again , come.


  1. Lynn Ross on May 5, 2013 at 9:27 am

    I am a big fan of Rumi! Thanks for sharing.

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