Suffering is a gift. In it is hidden mercy.
That which God said to the rose, and caused it to laugh in full-blown beauty, He said to my heart, and made it a hundred times more beautiful.
Listen! Clam up your mouth and be silent like an oyster shell, for that tongue of yours is the enemy of the soul, my friend. When the lips are silent, the heart has a hundred tongues.
One of the marvels of the world: The sight of a soul sitting in prison with the key in its hand.
Raise your words, not voice. It is rain that grows flowers, not thunder.
Whatever you keep hidden in your heart, God manifests in you outwardly. Whatever the root of the tree feeds on in secret, affects the bough and the leaf.
Journey from the self to the Self and find the mine of gold. Leave behind what is sour and bitter and move toward the sweet.
To love is human. To feel pain is human. Yet to still love despite the pain is pure angel.
Find the sweetness in your own heart, then you may find the sweetness in every heart.
Listen with ears of tolerance! See through the eyes of compassion! Speak with the language of love
Learn to recognize the false dawn from the true; distinguish the color of the wine from the color of the cup. Then it may be that patience and time may produce, out of the spectrum-viewing sight, true vision, and you will behold colors other than these mortal hues, you will see pearls instead of stones. Pearls, did I say? Nay more, you will become a sea, you will become a sun traveling the sky.
This is Now. Now is, all there is. Don't wait for Then; strike the spark, light the fire.
Do not look back, No one knows how the world ever began. Do not fear the future, Nothing lasts forever. If you dwell on the past or future, You will miss the moment.
Whatever happens to you, don't fall in despair. Even if all the doors are closed, a secret path will be there for you that no one knows. You can't see it yet but so many paradises are at the end of this path...Be grateful! It is easy to thank after obtaining what you want, thank before having what you want.
There is a voice that doesn't use words. Listen.
Be crumbled. So wild flowers will come up where you are. You have been stony for too many years. Try something different. Surrender.
Oh Beloved, take me. Liberate my soul. Fill me with your love and release me from the two worlds. If I set my heart on anything but you let fire burn me from inside. Oh Beloved, take away what I want. Take away what I do. Take away what I need. Take away everything that takes me from you.
Die happily and look forward to taking up a new and better form. Like the sun, only when you set in the west can you rise in the east.
The Real Beloved is that one who is Unique, who is your Beginning and your End.
Allah made the illusion look real and the real an illusion. He concealed the sea and made the foam visible, the wind invisible, and the dust manifest. you see the dust whirling, but how can the dust rise by itself? you see the foam, but not the ocean. invoke Him with deeds, not words; for deeds are real and will save you in the infinite-life.
Goodbyes are only for those who love with their eyes. Because for those who love with heart and soul there is no such thing as separation.
Always remember you are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, smarter than you think and twice as beautiful as you'd ever imagined. Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself
When I run after what I think I want, my days are a furnace of stress and anxiety; if I sit in my own place of patience, what I need flows to me, and without pain. From this I understand that what I want also wants me, is looking for me and attracting me. There is a great secret here for anyone who can grasp it.
You knock at the door of Reality. You shake your thought wings, loosen your shoulders, and open.
It's your road & yours alone. Others may walk it with you, but no one can walk it for you
Bring anger and pride under your feet, turn them into a ladder and climb higher.
All your anxiety is because of your desire for harmony. Seek disharmony, then you will gain peace.
Our greatest strength lies in the gentleness and tenderness of our heart.
Leave that which is not, but appears to be. Seek that which is, but is not apparent.
I always thought that I was me - but no, I was you and never knew it.
Not the ones speaking the same language, but the ones sharing the same feeling understand each other.
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 , come.
Grief can be the garden of compassion. If you keep your heart open through everything, your pain can become your greatest ally in your life's search for love and wisdom.
Last night I begged the Wise One to tell me the secret of the world. Gently, gently, he whispered, "Be quiet, the secret cannot be spoken, It is wrapped in silence."
Whenever you are alone, remind yourself that God has sent everyone else away so that there is only you and Him.
Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.
When the world pushes you to your knees, you're in the perfect position to pray.
You don't live on the earth, you are passing through it.
The leaf of every tree brings a message from the unseen world. Look, every falling leaf is a blessing.
All 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.