10 Life Changing Tips Inspired by Rumi

Compiled by Robert Piper | April 8, 2012

Here are ten life changing tips inspired by quotes from the great Sufi poet, Rumi:

1. Challenge Fear

“Run from what’s comfortable.
Forget safety.
Live where you fear to live.
Destroy your reputation. Be notorious.”

2. Be Bold

“Do not be satisfied with the stories that come before you. Unfold your own myth.”

3. Have Gratitude

“Wear gratitude like a cloak and it will feed every corner of your life.”

4. Take Action

“Why should I stay at the bottom of a well, when a strong rope is in my hand?”

5. Have Faith

“As you start to walk out on the way, the way appears.”

6. Embrace Setbacks

“If you are irritated by every rub, how will you be polished?”

7. Look Inside

“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.”

8. Learn from Suffering

“The wound is the place where the Light enters you.”

9. Don’t Be Concerned with What Others Think of You

“I want to sing like the birds sing, not worrying about who hears or what they think.”

10. Do What You Love

“Let yourself be drawn by the stronger pull of that which you truly love.”

What’s your favorite Rumi quote?

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Source:

http://www.mindbodygreen.com/0-4458/10-Life-Changing-Tips-Inspired-By-Rumi.html

About Robert Piper

Robert Piper is a meditation instructor, happiness enthusiast and creator of monkinthecity.com. He studied with a Taoist monk for nine and half years, and traveled extensively to Asia and Australia in search of other meditation teachers. He has spent nearly a decade researching, studying and collecting information on various meditation systems of Asia. Robert is currently in the process of writing a book on meditation to make the topic more accessible for stress relief, health, and happiness.

Website: monkinthecity.com

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About Pat Donworth

I express myself as teacher, writer, and consciousness explorer. These driving interests have manifested in my work/service as a university and hospital chaplain; a book and magazine writer/editor, and teacher and workshop leader. I designed this blog to be a portal that points to and assists awakening souls to implement, and make practical, the changes that will usher in a new world based on unity, compassion, and collaboration.
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3 Responses to 10 Life Changing Tips Inspired by Rumi

  1. myriamsofialluria says:

    This is wonderful! Thank you!!

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