Advice to Live By

RumiWe came across these Rumi quotations again recently and felt his words were worth sharing here on our blog.

Though written way back in the 13th century, they’re still relevant today.

Firstly, imagine a world in which every child, every human being, was assured of these things …

You were born with potential
You were born with goodness and trust
You were born with ideals and dreams
You were born with greatness
You were born with wings
You are not meant for crawling, so don’t.
You have wings
Learn to use them, and fly.

And here are some qualities to which we all could aspire. They’re great advice to live by if we want to experience a full and appreciative life. :)

Be like the water at generosity and support
Be like the sun at compassion and mercy
Be like the night at covering the faults of others
Be like a corpse at anger and violence
Be like the earth at modesty and unpretentiousness
Be like a sea at tolerance
Be as you are in truth, or be in truth as you present yourself.

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