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Jalal al-Din Rumi Quotes – “The beast you ride is your various appetites…”

The beast you ride is your various appetites,
change your wantings. When you prune
weak branches, the remaining fruit
get tastier. Lust can be redirected,
so that even when it takes you backward,
it goes toward shelter.

A strong intention can make “two oceans wide”
be the size of a blanket, or “seven hundred years”
the time it takes to walk to someone you love.

Jalal al-Din Rumi (1207 – 1273)