49 Rumi Quotes on Self-Love to Discover Your Inner Peace

It’s easy for you to lose sight of the most important person in your life – YOU. Remember what I often stress, self-love isn’t selfish; it’s an absolute necessity.

So, I’m going to guide you through the wisdom of Rumi, the 13th-century Persian poet, whose transformative quotes are a balm for the soul.

His messages of self-love and compassion remain as potent and relevant today as they were centuries ago. These Rumi quotes on self-love illuminate the path to understanding and loving yourself, ultimately leading to inner peace and satisfaction.

Rumi Quotes On Self-Love

  1. “The very center of your heart is where life begins. The most beautiful place on Earth.”
  2. “As you live deeper in the heart, the mirror gets clearer and cleaner.”
  3. “Be kind to yourself, dear – to our innocent follies. Forget any sounds or touch you knew that did not help you dance. You will come to see that all evolves us.”
  4. “Yesterday I was clever so I wanted to change the world, today I am wise, so I am changing myself.”
  5. “Love is an endless act of forgiveness. Forgiveness is an endless act of love.”
  6. “The soul is here for its own joy.”
  7. “Do not feel lonely, the entire universe is inside you.”
  8. “Be like a tree and let the dead leaves drop.”
  9. “Be like the sun for grace and mercy. Be like the night to cover others’ faults. Be like running water for generosity. Be like death for rage and anger. Be like the Earth for modesty. Appear as you are. Be as you appear.”
  10. “Don’t you know yet? It is your light that lights the worlds.”
  11. “Do not be satisfied with the stories that come before you. Unfold your own myth.”
  12. “Love is the bridge between you and everything.”
  13. “Everything in the universe is within you. Ask all from yourself.”
  14. “This universe is not outside of you. Look inside yourself; everything that you want, you already are.”
  15. “Your heart knows the way, run in that direction.”
  16. “Shine like the whole universe is yours.”
  17. “Pick up your flute instead and let your heart play.”
  18. “You think of yourself as a citizen of the universe. You think you belong to this world of dust and matter. Out of this dust, you have created a personal image, and have forgotten about the essence of your true origin.”
  19. “Don’t sit and wait. Get out there, feel life. Touch the sun, and immerse in the sea.”
  20. “Let the beauty of what you love be what you do.”
  21. “Achieve some perfection yourself, so that you may not fall into sorrow by seeing the perfection in others.”
  22. “Your task is not to seek for love but merely to seek and find all the barriers you have built against it.”
  23. “Set your life on fire. Seek those who fan your flames.”
  24. “The moment you accept yourself, you become beautiful.”
  25. “It’s your road and yours alone others may walk it with you, but no one can walk it for you.”
  26. “Give yourself a kiss. If you want to hold the beautiful one, hold yourself to yourself.”
  27. “Purify yourself from the attributes of self, so that you may see your own pure, untarnished essence.”
  28. “Your heart is the size of an ocean. Go find yourself in its hidden depths.”
  29. “You have woken up late, lost and perplexed but don’t rush to your books looking for knowledge. “
  30. “Let yourself be silently drawn by the strange pull of what you really love. It will not lead you astray.”
  31. “I want to sing like the birds sing, not worrying about who hears or what they think.”
  32. “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.”
  33. “Close your eyes, fall in love, stay there.”
  34. “You are the seeker, the goal, and seeking itself. Not only a part of them.”
  35. “You have within you more love than you could ever understand.”
  36. “The whole universe is contained within a single human being – you.”
  37. “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.”
  38. “You are the soul of the soul of the universe, and your name is Love.”
  39. “Let yourself be silently drawn by the stronger pull of what you really love.”
  40. “Don’t be afraid of your fears. They’re not there to scare you. They’re there to let you know that something is worth it.”
  41. “Don’t wait any longer. Dive in the ocean, leave and let the sea be you.”
  42. “The moment you accept what troubles you’ve been given, the door will open.”
  43. “I am not this hair, I am not this skin, I am the soul that lives within.”
  44. “When you find love, you will find yourself. When you have the knowledge of love, you will then feel peace in your heart. Stop searching here and there, the Jewels are inside you. This, my friends, is the holy meaning of love.”
  45. “You were born with wings, why prefer to crawl through life?”
  46. “You are not a drop in the ocean. You are the entire ocean in a drop.”
  47. “Stop acting so small. You are the universe in ecstatic motion.”
  48. “When you do things from your soul, you feel a river moving in you, a joy.”
  49. “Find the sweetness in your own heart, then you may find the sweetness in every heart.”


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