"My heart wandered through the world constantly seeking after my cure, but the sweet and delicious water of life had to break through the granite of my heart."
When the words of Rumi enter your heart, something softens, breaks, and is subtly reborn. That he wrote the words seven hundred years ago in a medieval Persian world that bears little resemblance to ours makes their uncanny resonance to us today just that much more remarkable. Here is a treasury of daily wisdom from this most beloved of all the Sufi masters—both his prose and his ecstatic poetry—that you can use to start every day for a year, or that you can dip into for inspiration any time you need to break through the granite of your heart.
About Camille Helminski
Camille Adams Helminski is cofounder and codirector of the Threshold Society in Aptos, California, an educational foundation in the Mevlevi tradition based on the teachings of Rumi. She was the first women to translate a substantial portion of the Qur’an into English, in her book The Light of Dawn. Among her other translations are Mevlevi Wird: The Prayers Recited Daily by Mevlevi Dervishes;Rumi Daylight and Jewels of Remembrance (with Kabir Helminski); and Awakened Dreams and Mevlevi Ayins (with Refik Algan). She holds and honorary doctorate in Arabic from the University of Damascus and the World Union of Writers (Paris).
The Rumi Daybook by Edited by Kabir Helminski and Camille Helminski