Missing Soulmate“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 la
A soul mate's 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)
Among all the other thoughts on soul mates that I bumped into, somehow, I find this most comfortable.
We've always been led to believe that soul mates are romantic partners, the one we spend happily ever after with.
That a soul mate is a person of the opposite gender. That there's just one out there waiting for you.
And so with this paradigm, we become disappointed when things don't fit the definition. Our own definition.
Frustrated, we close our doors if we know we can never have them, or if it's impossible to even be with them.
Not even once.
And so, we miss the chance of truly seeing the soul of the person.
And we miss being the "soul" mate for that person, even just for a moment.