When you do things from your soul, you feel a river moving in you, a joy. When actions come from another section, the feeling disappears. Don’t let others lead you. They may be blind or, worse, vultures. Reach for the rope of God. And what is that? Putting aside self-will.
Jalāl ad-Dīn Muhammad Rūmī was born on September 30, 1207 to Persian speaking parents in what is present day Afghanistan. He is known also as Mevlana or Mawlānā (Our Master), Mevlevi or Mawlawī ( My Master). He was a 13th-century Persian poet, jurist, theologian, and Sufi mystic.