Nine illustrated Rumi drawing quotes to inspire you to live boldly

An illustrated journey

Alex Mathers
2 min readFeb 21, 2024


“You are not a drop in the ocean. You are the entire ocean, in a drop.”

“Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world.

Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.”

“What you seek is seeking you.”

“All your anxiety is because of your desire for harmony.

Seek disharmony, then you will gain peace.”

“Gratitude is the wine for the soul.

Go on. Get drunk.”

“Become the sky.

Take an axe to the prison wall.


“Work. Keep digging your well.

Water is there somewhere.”