Dance, when you’re broken open. Dance, if you’ve torn the bandage off. Dance in the middle of the fighting. Dance in your blood. Dance when you’re perfectly free.

Molana Rumi (via omamarasool)

Rumi speaks of people who rely upon the written word as sometimes being no more than donkeys laden with books. Why do people always wonder whether books are any good, without wondering whether they are themselves in a state to profit from them?

Idries Shah, Learning How to Learn: Psychology and Spirituality in the Sufi Way (via inthenoosphere)