I’ve been reading Eat, Pray, Love. There’s this about soul mates that caught my attention.
“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 that shows you everything that’s holding you back, the person who brings you to your own attention so you can change your life. A true soul mate is probable 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 to your life just to reveal another layer of yourself to you, and then they leave. Thank God for it.”
I never viewed soul mates as like this. I thought we should all find our soul mates and marry them then live happily ever after. Reading the book, that is not always the case.
Looking back, maybe I have met my soul mate before. He taught me how to love unconditionally and see beyond material things. We were a perfect fit when we were together. It was painful when he left but when I learned to let go, I became a better person. I met the love of my life and managed to do something right to keep him. I believe its all because of the lessons i learned and i somehow thank my soul mate for it.
You? Have you met your soul mate yet? =)