Soul mate

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“People think a soul mate is your perfect fit, and that’s what everyone wants. But a true soul mate is a mirror, the person who shows you everything that is holding you back, the person who brings you to your own attention so you can change your life.

A true soul mate is probably the most important person you’ll ever meet, because they tear down your walls and smack you awake. But to live with a soul mate forever? Nah. Too painful. Soul mates, they come into your life just to reveal another layer of yourself to you, and then leave.

A soul mates purpose is to shake you up, tear apart your ego a little bit, show you your obstacles and addictions, break your heart open so new light can get in, make you so desperate and out of control that you have to transform your life, then introduce you to your spiritual master…”

― Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat, Pray, Love

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22 thoughts on “Soul mate

  1. A ‘true soul mate is a mirror’! 🙂

  2. A soul make will love you through thick and thin. A soul mate is not just for spouses, it could be any one. In psychology, mirroring could be a good thing. 😛

  3. Please allow SoundEagle to add to the discussion here as follows:

    There are three phases in the adult life. The first is the “Experimental Phase”, valid for a person usually aged between 17 and 35+, where the person tends to travel and sample the world to see what’s out there and where/how they fit in.

    The second is the “Consolidation Phase”, valid for a person usually aged between 25+ and 60+, where the person tends to be career-minded and seeks a partner to consolidate their wealth and to raise a family.

    The third is the “Soulmate Phase”, valid for a person usually aged 55+ or 65+ (depending on the age of retirement), where the person tends to be well-off financially and no longer needs to be concerned with career and/or raising a family. Aided by accumulated wisdom and wealth, the person is free to stay with the existing partner/spouse, or to seek one or more soulmate(s) in environments or circumstances that are (far) less encumbered by peer pressure, social expectation, career and/or family duties.

    What do you think of SoundEagle’s explanation?

  4. Tough job, to find and be a soul mate, but probably the most freeing and important relationship one can have, outside of a loving supportive one to start life off and a compassionate companion to held ease end of life. I like Elizabeth Gilbert a lot because she’s based in a reality she lived through. waggles to ya’ll, Auntie Paw

    • I agree with you, Auntie-sis Paw. Another point flowing from what she said is that ex-partners who have treated one badly could fit this definition of soul mate if they sparked a spiritual awareness in one as a result of that relationship/interaction. 🙂

  5. So beautiful this…
    May we all have at least one of those!

  6. Hi Gita nice post. A quote for you , “But how will I know who my Soulmate is?” Brida felt that this was one of the most important questions she had ever asked in her life.
    By taking risks’ she said to Brida. ‘ By risking failure, disappointment, disillusion, but never ceasing in you search for Love. As long as you keep looking, you will triumph in the end.”
    ― Paulo Coelho, Brida

  7. I see each and every being on this planet is my soul mate. I see them and perhaps think of them everyday. The ones you interact with can teach you the most whether you are face to face or they come into your thoughts and dreams. The interaction can be a physical conversation or in your thoughts and dreams. The interaction can be an emotional charge you get from someone you physically know or don’t physically know. I believe the Creator gave us one another so we could know our true self and our false self. If we want our world to change, we must be open to seeing everyone as our “true” soul mate. We were all created the same, we only appear to look different. We are all gifts to one another. 🙂

    • Wow, I love your definition of soul mate! Anyone we have an interaction with does affect us in some fashion and if we are open to it, teach us a lesson or two. Thanks for your lovely interpretation. 🙂

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