“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