Soulmates.. makes sense

“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

This is how I would describe my soul mate. That factor, that god sent savior, that saving grace, that reason! A soul mate is not one person it is a sign in the form of a person when you need one and admit to yourself that you need one. Then that chance encounter happens which leaves its footprints in your life forever. To concede to such sincere and unmasked level of submission is actually getting in sync with your own soul. Soul mates are a few but are more than one, soul mates are heaven on earth, soul mates are permanent scars. But they are a constant and change the way you thought you would steer your life. Rather you are left without a choice and you let them lead. Your instinct tells you they know you more than you know yourself. It is that connection which inspires trust. One soul to another an honest unintended reaching out. It is oblivious to the physical form it presents its self in. It just is that knowing each other in either in a brief moment of serendipity or a just a close friend. As long as you acknowledge to yourself that life as you knew it would never again be the same… You know that the reason is that you have encountered your soul mate(s).

Happy endings are over rated. Life and maturity happens when happiness is in the cherishing the leap of faith and letting some one tell you how to be.. and listening.. and letting it happen

p.s. “…That’s why love stories don’t have endings! They don’t have endings because love doesn’t end.” Richard Bach


“CHANCE encounters are what keep us going.” — Haruki Murakam

Chance is fortune! Chance is accident! Chance is opportunity! Chance is missed! Chance is risk! Chance is encounter! Chance is adventure! Chance is a hazard! Chance is fortune! Chance is opportunity! Chance is courage!

So often there is chance lurking in the shadows playing hide and seek.. tempting, seducing, alluring, enticing, challenging, testing.. To take a chance or not whenever it shows up is what determines how life unfolds..

It’s hard to tell the difference between sea and sky, between voyager and sea. Between reality and the workings of the heart. Its true the cliche- more often than not in life we regret the things we haven’t done and not those we have. Everyone has an explicitly stated or secretly designed wish list. Those wishes often appear in a form that is not conspicuous or comprehendible. So to chance what may appear as attractive even for the most unknown and unexplainable reasons is to narrate the tone and pattern of your life’s stories.

“Dreams come from the past, not from the future. A certain type of perfection can only be realized through a limitless accumulation of the imperfect”  Emotional hurt is the price a person has to pay in order to be independent. For me the dreamlike is very real. Its the projection of my own sub conscious mind. And independence and changing perceptions are so directly co related. Thats when the riddles function as part of the clues. But we have to give the line between our imagination and our reality a chance to blur and maybe vanish..

It is true it is the round pegs in the square holes, the mad unconventional thinkers, the quirky geniuses, the tough adventurers, the relentless obsessors  are the ones who star in stories that spread like wild fire. You may love them or hate them but you cannot ignore them. They have this unmistakable attraction about them which inspires curiosity and interest.

“Narrow minds devoid of imagination. Intolerance, theories cut off from reality, empty terminology, usurped ideals, inflexible systems. Those are the things that really frighten me. What I absolutely fear and loathe.” They are the kind of minds which are self contained in their own illusions and twisted unexplored versions of reality. What they think is real is actually a very confined and stagnant world. They don’t see life real time. As it happens, when it happens, how it happens.

And to understand the workings of our own heart we have to keep on making new reference cards. And only when we let chance encounters determine and charter and unbeaten path do we evolve and really see the invisible ink that writes all stories.

Memories are what warm you up from the inside. But they’re also what tear you apart. Taking chances means accepting with grace that the encounters could go either way. But even if one stumbles into a unrelenting storm. When you come out of the storm you won’t be the same person who walked in. That’s what this storm’s all about. So I say take a chance!

p.s. The most interesting stories I’ve heard incidentally begin with “we ran into each other by CHANCE”