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I’ve got soul

April 8, 2010

I’ve been contemplating the idea of soul mates.

The mythology surrounding the concept of soul mates is that we were once linked with another person, but our complete happiness angered the Gods, so they separated us. Ever since, in each lifetime, we wander around trying to find that person who will make us complete again.

I have a few thoughts on this:

One, I don’t think we should be relying on anyone to make us complete other than ourselves. Relying on someone else for our individual happiness is never a good idea. I actually think that once you’re happy with who you are, your romantic soul mate will show up, complimenting what you’re built within yourself and further enhancing it.

Two, my belief is that you don’t necessarily find your soul mate in your romantic counterpart; that you may find your soul mate in someone you’re not romantically invovled with, nor will you ever be romantically invovled with.

Three, I think you can have numerous soul mates, in different capacities. Your friend soul mate, your romantic soul mate, your sibling soul mate etc. They may show up in your lifetime; they may not. But they’re out there and will be again.

I just think that those who place too much emphasis on finding their soul mate, and in a romantic capacity only, may be disappointed. I think there’s a glamour and idealism associated with the whole idea, that in real life just won’t be there. I do think though, that finding your soul mate can be viewed in a more realistic fashion: it’s about finding the person who’s perfect for you, not the perfect person.

That’s just my take on it.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. noracharles1 permalink
    April 8, 2010 5:00 pm

    I don’t think a soulmate should complete you, but instead be the person who you decide to share your life with – the one who walks beside you not in front or behind you thing. I see the soulmate as more of a spiritual connection. They can be a friend, sibling, mentor etc, not just a romantic partner. It is someone who gets you – challenges you, growths with you, and really sees and accepts you, faults and all.


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