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.
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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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.