The healing words of Sufi poetry

The healing words of Sufi poetry

Written by: Marissa


The constant mantra standing at the forefront of my life is this:

Words can and will always heal you.

Words have the magic to inspire and provide comfort in times of need. The way we use words is compelling; their strength can make us unshakeable humans. My favorite words come from the mouths of poets, in the beautiful words scribbled from mind to paper. I have concluded that if the soul spoke a language, it would be fluent in the most poetic verses. For my soul, I find tender ease in the words of Sufism.

My deep connection to Sufism was triggered by an undeniable feeling of universal love. I was intuitive enough to know from a young age that God and love were forever intertwined. This played into my love and respect for everything in the current living moment. At 12 years old, I stumbled upon Rumi’s beautiful poetry by chance. Never before had I been brought to tears by humbling and beautiful devotionals to God. Through the trials that life presents, I could always rely on this poetry to ground me after overwhelming bouts of emotion. Rumi’s poetry and that of others became my comfort, my joy, and my source of calmness.

I wanted to create this short article to share my favorite Sufi poetry verses. You may take the words and use them at your desire. This article is not meant to preach any type of spirituality. It is simply a resource to share these words of wisdom. Take them as you may and apply them to the areas of your life that fulfill your desire. Dance in the delight of love, for you are always carried in it:

10 heartwarming poetic quotes:

“This is love: To fly toward a secret sky, to cause a hundred veils to fall each moment. First to let go of life. Finally, to take a step without feet.” – Rumi

“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.” – Rumi

“Yesterday is gone and its tale told. Today new seeds are growing.” Rumi

“If words come out of the heart, they will enter the heart, but if they come from the tongue, they will not pass beyond the ears.” – Abu Sa’id

“I searched for God and found only myself. I searched for myself and found only God.” – Hafiz

“There are two aspects of individual harmony: The harmony between body and soul, and the harmony between individuals. All the tragedy in the world, in the individual and in the multitude, comes from lack of harmony. And harmony is the best given by producing harmony in one’s own life.”  – Hazrat Khan

“I wish I could show you when you are lonely or in darkness the astonishing light of your own being.” – Hafiz

“Ever since happiness heard your name, it has been running through the streets trying to find you.” – Hafiz

“To your mind feed understanding; to your heart, tolerance and compassion. The simpler your life, the more meaningful. The less you desire of the world, the more room you will have in it to fill with the Beloved.” – Shaykh Abu Saeed Abil Kheir

Let me hide in You From everything that distracts me from You, from everything that comes in my way when I want to run to You. – Rabia

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