how blind that was.
Lovers don’t finally meet somewhere.
They’re in each other all along.”
Jalal ad-Din Muhammad Balkhi, or Jalal ad-Din Muhammad Rumi, was born 30 September 1207 in Wakhsh, part of the province of Balkh, in what is now Tajikistan.
Rumi was a giant of Persian literature, a poet and a mystic. In his writings he explored how the human Ego seeks to reconcile with the Divine from which it sprang forth. It is through love, he said – through love.