Friday, January 28, 2011

Rumi: Love Comes with a Knife

There is a life-force within your soul, seek that life.
There is a gem in the mountain of your body, seek that mine.
O traveler, if you are in search of that
Don't look outside, look inside yourself and seek that.
  -- Rumi

Today's guidance from The Rumi Card Book:
Category: Ordeal ... With this pain, you are digging a path for yourself. The suffering you are undergoing will lead to true wisdom.
Category explanation from the book: One of the glories of Rumi's work is its naked honesty about the necessity of ordeal--about what could be called "the alchemy of Agony." The family of ordeal cards, then, deals with both sides of the nature of suffering in our lives: that it is unavoidable and that, through understanding its inner purpose, it can be transmuted into the gold of Grace.


  1. You gave me the perfect quote that I want to send to someone.

  2. I love that line: "there are love stories, and there is obliteration into love..."