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. thetattootourist March 11, 2015 / 9:38 am

    perfect post – today I am missing and loving my sister who passed 7 years ago – today she would have been 52 on her birthday. These were the exact words I needed to read today. Thank you

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  2. Laura Droege March 9, 2015 / 10:50 am

    Thank you for sharing, Kitt. This little quote presents such an intriguing and moving scene. Short story material, perhaps? Still praying for all of y’all.

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  3. Glynis March 9, 2015 / 9:26 am

    Rumi is one of my all-time favourite poets! Thank you for sharing.

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  4. andy1076 March 9, 2015 / 9:15 am

    I love rumi’s quotes, so much truth and in so little lines. 🙂

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