Rumi on Grief

I saw grief drinking a cup of sorrow and called out,  It tastes sweet, does it not? You have caught me, grief answered, and you have ruined my business. How can I sell sorrow,  when you know it's a blessing? -Rumi

There is something both beautiful and sorrowful when someone or something dies. Something spiritual lives on. Love persists and is a blessing. I do not deny the pain of grief, but believe that death is a part of life, and that grief is a part of loving. There is no way to love without experiencing grief at one time or another.

17 thoughts on “Rumi on Grief

  1. Odette June 17, 2018 / 11:54 am

    I needed to read this today, since my heart is still pained by my twin brother’s death. It’s been three years, and I still feel as though I lost I the love of my life…

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    • Kitt O'Malley June 17, 2018 / 1:54 pm

      So sorry for your loss. Thank you for bringing my attention back to this post, as I’m grieving the recent death of my father. Bless you.

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