Love is an untamed force

Love is an untamed force.

When we try to control it,

it destroys us.

When we try to imprison it,

it enslaves us.

When we try to understand it,

it leaves us feeling lost and confused.


~~ Paulo Coelho

Whatever sorrow shakes from your heart

Sorrow prepares you for joy.

It violently sweeps everything out of your house,

so that new joy can find space to enter.

It shakes the yellow leaves from the bough of your heart,

so that fresh, green leaves can grow in their place.

It pulls up the rotten roots,

so that new roots hidden beneath have room to grow.

Whatever sorrow shakes from your heart,

far better things will take their place.

❤ ❤  Rumi