Rumi Inspiration

mom holding newborn 1953We are born of love; Love is our mother.   Rumischool class 1974-75

Everyone has been made for some particular work, and the desire for that work has been put in every heart.  Rum

one of mom and dad's flower bedsBeauty surrounds us, but sometimes we need to be in a garden to know it.
Rumi

santaBe a lamp, a lifeboat, a ladder. Help someone’s soul heal.
~Rumi

mom and dad in the flower gardenThere are a thousand ways to kneel and kiss the earth. ~Rumi

stephen juba park winnipeg winterAnd don’t think the garden loses its ecstasy in winter. It’s quiet, but the roots are down there riotous. ~Rumi

marylou in laos…rush out in the rain to be soaked with the sky. ~Rumi

with students in cambodia in mayAll religions, all this singing, one song. The differences are just illusion and vanity. The sun’s light looks a little different on this wall than it does on that wall, and a lot different on this other one, but it’s still one light. ~Rumi

peralta hikeOnly from the heart can you touch the sky.- Rumi

Jalaluddin Rumi, often simply called Rumi, was born in 1207 and became a widely read Persian poet who had a great influence on Muslim writing and culture. His poetry continues to be read throughout the modern world, and he is one of the best selling poets in America.

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