Your Favorite Quote
Rumi was a Persian mystic poet of the thirteenth century. His work focuses on love and the "beloved" -- symbols of God and Islamic mysticism. He is most closely associated with the whirling dervish of Turkey, a practice that derives from Rumi's belief in music as away to connect to God.
When I read these words, "Everything in the universe is in you. Ask all from yourself." It meant to me, that no matter what I came across, whether it be internal struggles or external barriers - that all of the universe was connected - that not only was I in the universe, but the universe was in me, too. That I was bound to it and thus made boundless by it. Anything that was a challenge to me, was a part of the universe and a part of the universal experience; therefore, I need only ask the universe within me for the strength to persevere and the wisdom to seek the answers I need. By looking to ourselves, we can see that any answer is available to us - if only we realize that we are connected to the universe through each other, as each other. We needn't find the answers to the universe externally or from another who is anointed with a universal wisdom, we need only to seek the answers to universe in and among ourselves to truly find peace in our lives.