Today In Fact, 30 September

The writer of these immortal words was born today as Jalāl ad-Dīn Muhammad Balkhī in Tajikistan in 1207:

“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.”

“What you seek is seeking you.”

“And still, after all this time, the Sun has never said to the Earth,

“You owe me.”

Look what happens with love like that.

It lights up the sky.”

“There is a candle in your heart, ready to be kindled.

There is a void in your soul, ready to be filled.

You feel it, don’t you?”

“Forget safety.

Live where you fear to live.

Destroy your reputation.

Be notorious.”

Happy birthday Rumi

– Posted by Douglas Racionzer (

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