Tuesday, July 10, 2012

10 Life Changing Tips Inspired By Rumi

10 Life Changing Tips Inspired By Rumi

By Robert Piper

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."
Rumi

If I feel depressed I will sing. 

If I feel sad I will laugh.

If I feel ill I will double my labor. If I feel fear I will plunge ahead.

If I feel inferior I will wear new garments.

If I feel uncertain I will raise my voice.

If I feel poverty I will think of wealth to come.
 

If I feel incompetent I will think of past success.
 

If I feel insignificant I will remember my goals.
 

Today I will be the master of my emotions.

Og Mandino~

Artist unknown~

4 comments:

Sheila said...

Wonderful Angie , Rumi was a very wise man and Og Mandino is one person I wish I could have met , I have read some of his books and love his work . Thanks for sharing .hugs Sheila

Suz said...

oh my my my me and Rumii think alike....no kidding....especially the fear thing...I always say...go there....regarding fear

West Michigan Quilter said...

How beautiful. Thank you.

Cottage Tails said...

Good way to live!!!

Love Leanne