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.

Rumi said…

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I have been a seeker and I still am, but I stopped asking the books and the stars.  I started listening to the teaching of my Soul.

Rumi said …

By lovelivemypurpose Posted in Quotes Tagged

You who seek God apart, apart. The thing you seek, thou art, thou art.  If you want to seek the Beloved’s face.  Polish the mirror, gaze into that space.

Rumi said …

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Book Name: As We Think, So We Are

Author: James Allen, Edited by Ruth L. Miller

Quote: Of all the beautiful truths that have been restored and brought to light in this age, none will promise you more joy and blessedness in mind and spirit than this – that you are the master of your thoughts, the molder of your character, and the maker and shaper of your condition, your environment, and your destiny.

Book Quote December


Book Name: Winter’s Tale

Author: Mark Helprin

Quote: Nothing is random, nor will anything ever be …

In the end, or rather, as things really are, any event, no matter how small, is intimately and sensibly tied to all others …

And, when all is perceived in such a way as to obviate time, justice becomes apparent not as something that will be, but something that is.

Book Quote November


Book Name: The Road to Character

Author: David Brooks

Quote: Recovering from suffering is not like recovering from a disease. Many people don’t come out healed; they come out different.

Book Quote October


Book Name: The Little Prince

Author: Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Quote: It is only with the heart that one can see rightly, what is essential is invisible to the eye.

Book Quote August


Book Name: The Cost of Living

Author: Arundhati Roy

Quote: To love. To be loved. To never forget your own insignificance.

To never get used to the unspeakable violence and the vulgar disparity of life around you.

To seek joy in the saddest of places. To pursue beauty to its lair.

To never simplify what is complicated or complicate what is simple.

To respect strength, never power.

Above all to watch. To try and understand. To never look away.

And never, never to forget.


Book Quote July


Book Name: Being Mortal

Author: Atul Gawande

Quote: Human beings need loyalty. It does not necessarily produce happiness, and can even be painful, but we all require devotion to something more than ourselves for our lives to be endurable. Without it, we have only our desires to guide us, and they are fleeting, capricious, and insatiable.

Book quote June


Book Name: I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

Author: Maya Angelou

Quote: There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.

Book Quote May


Book Name: Love Warrior

Author: Glennon Doyle Melton

Quote: Beautiful means ‘full of beauty.’ Beautiful is not about how you look on the outside, beautiful is about what you’re made of. Beautiful people spend time discovering what their idea of beauty on this earth is. They know themselves well enough to know what they love, and they love themselves enough to fill up with a little of their particular kind of beauty each day.

Book Quote April


Book Name: On My Own

Author: Diane Rehm

Quote: I don’t believe in closure. What does it really mean? Does it mean the closing of a door, the locking up of memories, the refusal to allow a flow of consciousness that may involve some measure of grief?

Book Quote March