The Journey

Thoughts & photos of my journey through life.

Let yourself be drawn by the stronger pull of that which you truly love.

—Rumi

Winter stroll in Smythe Park

Raise your words, not voice. It is rain that grows flowers, not thunder.

—Rumi

Don’t be satisfied with stories, how things have gone with others. Unfold your own myth.

—Rumi

The human shape is a ghost made of distraction and pain.
Sometimes pure light, sometimes cruel,
trying wildly to open,
this image tightly held within itself.

—Rumi

Fall colours in Toronto

SIFTER OF DUST
Suppose you know the definition of all substances and their products,
what good is this to you?
Know the true definition of yourself.
That is essential.
Then, when you know your own definition, flee from it,
that you may attain to the One who cannot be defined,
O sifter of the dust.

—Rumi

With will, fire becomes sweet water; and without will, even water becomes fire.

—Rumi

Everything that is made beautiful and fair and lovely is made for the eye of one who sees.

—Rumi

What you seek is seeking you.

—Rumi

Forget safety.
Live where you fear to live.
Destroy your reputation.
Be notorious.

—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

Everything in the universe is within you. Ask all from yourself.

—Rumi

Within tears, find hidden laughter
Seek treasures amid ruins, sincere one.

—Rumi

Raise your words, not voice. It is rain that grows flowers, not thunder.

Rumi