Translations by Shahram Shiva
(From the book, Rumi, Thief of Sleep)
There is a life-force within your soul, seek that life.
There is a gem in the mountain of your body, seek that
O traveler, if you are in search of That
Don’t look outside, look inside yourself and seek That.
I see so deeply within myself.
This aloneness is worth more than a thousand lives.
This freedom is worth more than all the lands on earth.
To be one with the truth for just a moment,
Is worth more than the world and life itself.