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 responses to “Rumi on Grief”

  1. 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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    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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  4. I am so sorry for your loss. She was far too young to die. Cancer sucks. Breast cancer sucks. Thank you for reminding me that it’s time for my annual mammogram.

  5. 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

  6. Love this! So true….

  7. Thank you for the link.

  8. “Nobody wishes for heaven if the price is death,
    nobody will wish for immortality if the cost is death
    but this is what Love is – Death”.
    – from Sufi Music I Rumi Poetry – HU – The Zikr by Anandmurti Gurumaa.

  9. 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.

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

  11. Reblogged this on Toss the Typewriter and commented:
    There are times when I read something that inspires. Today was one of those days.

  12. Beautiful. Thank you for sharing this.

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

  14. Grief can be humbling– the great equalizer.

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