Rumi was a 13th century Sufi, who has stood the test of time and has been translated into many faiths and mainstream societies.
I was going through a particularly hard time in the area of love. I kept thinking "What? Am I that unattractive?" I had just gotten this book filled with beautiful words by Rumi, and this was one of the first things I read. I felt this connection to Rumi, and still do. I felt at a time when no one understood, he did, and my very soul has been touched ever since.
There is nothing in any scripture that says we cannot get along. When you wipe away the labels of class and religion, the one thing we all have in common is that we are all people!
No matter what your religion is, no one has the right to tell you cannot believe in that, or that you must convert to this. All religions are correct in some aspects and connect with G-d, or with a pantheon of gods and goddesses.
Rumi heavily believed that lovers are the closest to Heaven, that love can literally move mountains and conquer everything. This is something I believe as well. When one finds their true love, their twin flame, their other self, then what ever comes the pair's way is nothing more than a mere stepping stone because love will prevail over all.
Why do I like this quote when some convention is good? To be honest, it goes with another quote of Rumi's "The middle path is the way to wisdom." I am somewhere between convention and what is not conventional. I am neither inside the box nor outside of it-I stand somewhere on the lines that make up the box and the thoughts that go into the box. I think though, everyone should think for themselves. Do not follow just because you can. Follow because it's something you believe in.
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