The Sign of a Soul- Mate: Yield!

June 22, 2014 The Solo Alliance 0 Comments

“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

How do we really define an actual soul mate? And does the definition include actually being with that particular person? Should you or do you ever end up with your "soul mate"?

The urban dictionary defines soul mate as a person that you instantly connect with and the connection is so strong, that it makes you doubt you have ever loved a person prior to loving them. 

Is this the meaning of a soul mate? Hopefully if you are reading this blog, then you are a reader... Point being that Mary B. Morrison wrote a book title Soul mates Dissipate (great read). I read this book at a young age, so I didn't fully understand what I was reading, but I must say that the book did make me aware of some characteristics of "Soul Mates". While there are many points that can be delved from this fictional reading, the two main characters of the book did not end up together for most of the book.  

Well, I honestly think I have met my soul mate (I must note that we are not together). However, this person made me realize so many of my own strengths and weaknesses and the strengths and weakness that I should be able to accept from another person.  He brought out characteristics about me, that were suppressed and needed a little watering to bloom.  I was with my "first" love for eight years on and off, and never witnessed these characteristics about myself.  I not only learned within the "relationship" with my soul-mate, but I also fell and grew.  I have so much respect for him as a man, a person, but don't trust him at all.  Does that make sense?  Some people may say how can you respect someone you can't trust? (Its very possible). We can definitely discuss that in further detail in a later blog but sound off below, do you  agree with the above quote about soul- mates?