1. Just wait a while,
    turn your back and
    remember what you have forgotten.
    Try to find if you’ve lost,
    apologize if you’ve hurt,
    forgive if you have been hurt.
    Because life is too short.
    — Rumi

     



  2. Flee from the foolish, even Jesus fled from them.
    Much blood has been shed
    by companionship with fools!
    Air absorbs water little by little;
    even so, the fool drains you of spirit.
    He steals your heart and leave you cold,
    like one who puts a stone beneath you.
    The flight of Jesus wasn’t caused by fear,
    for he is safe from the mischief of fools;
    his purpose was to teach by example.

    —Rumi

     

  3. Search the Darkness



    Sit with your friends; don’t go back to sleep.
    Don’t sink like a fish to the bottom of the sea.

    Surge like an ocean
    don’t scatter yourself like a storm.

    Life’s waters flow from darkness.
    Search the darkness, don’t run from it.

    Night travelers are full of light,
    and you are, too; don’t leave this companionship.

    Be a wakeful candle in a golden dish.
    don’t slip into the dirt like quicksand.

    The moon appears for night travelers,
    be watchful when the moon is full.

    — Rumi