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These are the quotes we will be working with in the 52 week 2018 polymer clay + Rumi creative challenge at This is our Facebook Group.

However if you are not on Facebook and would like to join us and contribute to our project, you can always add your photos to the Rumi Quotes Creative Prompt Challenge area inside of PCU- that’s Polymer Clay Universe magazine. The photo upload area is located here: We will follow the calendar starting January 1, Monday, and use each prompt for a week of creating starting each Monday of the year. We hope to compile the efforts we make to create beautiful artwork into some form of publication at the end of 2018. So please, contribute as many photos as you like for whichever prompts inspire you!

  1. Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.
  2. The garden of the world has no limits, except in your mind.
  3. If you are irritated by every rub, how will you be polished?
  4. What you seek is seeking you.
  5. Set your life on fire. Seek those who fan your flames.
  6. Each has to enter the nest made by the other imperfect bird.
  7. You have to keep breaking your heart until it opens.
  8. You think because you understand 'one' you must also understand 'two', because one and one make two. But you must also understand 'and'.
  9. What hurts you, blesses you. Darkness is your candle.
  10. If all you can do is crawl, start crawling.
  11. All your skills, and wealth and handicraft, Weren't they first merely a thought and a quest?
  12. Your legs will get heavy and tired. Then comes a moment of feeling the wings you've grown, lifting.
  13. Raise your words, not your voice. It is rain that grows flowers, not thunder.
  14. Birds make great sky-circles of their freedom. How do they learn it? They fall and falling, they're given wings.
  15. Somewhere beyond right and wrong, there is a garden. I will meet you there.
  16. Shine like the whole universe is yours.
  17. Hear blessings dropping their blossoms around you.
  18. Be a lamp, or a lifeboat, or a ladder. Help someone's soul heal.
  19. There's courage involved if you want to become Truth.
  20. Don’t grieve. Anything you lose comes round in another form.
  21. If you only say one prayer in a day make it Thank You.
  22. This silence, this moment, every moment, If it's genuinely inside you, brings what you need.
  23. The Inspiration You Seek Is Already Within You. Be Silent And Listen.
  24. Beauty is the garden scent of roses, murmuring water flowing gently.
  25. When lovers of life get ready to dance, the earth shakes and the sky trembles.
  26. I am sunlight slicing the dark.
  27. From myself I am copper, through you, friend, I am gold. From myself I’m a stone, but through you, I am a gem!
  28. Look at these worlds spinning out of nothingness. That is within your power.
  29. Flow down and down in always widening rings of being.
  30. Start a huge, foolish project, like Noah…it makes absolutely no difference what people think of you.
  31. And you? When will you begin that long journey into yourself?
  32. Rise up nimbly and go on your strange journey!
  33. I will find new meaning in every joy and sorrow.
  34. The moment an inspiring thought enters your heart, appreciate it as a dear guest visiting you that day.
  35. Love rests on no foundation. It is an endless ocean, with no beginning or end.
  36. In the blackest of your moments, wait with no fear.
  37. The wound is the place where the Light enters you.
  38. Don't be satisfied with stories, how things have gone with others. Unfold your own myth.
  39. Be grateful for whoever comes, because each has been sent as a guide.
  40. Why should I be unhappy? Every parcel of my being is in full bloom.
  41. Let Silence speak to you about the secrets of the universe.
  42. Don't be the rider who gallops all night and never sees the horse that is beneath him.
  43. Live life as if it’s rigged in your favor.
  44. You transform all who are touched by you.
  45. Mundane concerns, troubles, and sorrows dissolve in your presence, bringing JOY.
  46. Sometimes we plan a trip to one place, but something takes us to another.
  47. There's no need to travel anywhere. Journey within yourself.
  48. If your thought is a rose, you are a rose garden; and if it is a thistle, you are fuel for the fire.
  49. ...Blessed is anyone who knows who he or she really is and builds a place to live there.
  50. Be patient and know that the moon needs time to become full.
  51. The only thing that will keep you from finding that which you seek- is calling off the search.
  52. Tomorrow you'll be brave, you say? Fool! Dive today.