Declaring a new world

A page of a copy circa 1503 of the Diwan-e Shams-e Tabriz-i

A page of a copy circa 1503 of the Diwan-e Shams-e Tabriz-i

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Do not be satisfied with the stories that come before you.
Unfold your own myth.

Speak a new language so
that the world will be a new world.

The work is always inside you.
This knot does not get untied
by listening to the stories of other people.

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

(Mawlānā Jalāl-ad-Dīn Muhammad Rūmī).

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The text of this post has been assembled using quotations from poetry by Rūmī. 

The image depicts Shams of Tabriz (Rūmī’s spiritual master) as portrayed in a 1503 painting in a copy of Rūmī’s poem dedicated to Shams. 

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