I remember many years ago, having just come out of an underwhelming relationship, I prayed for a soul mate. I wanted passion, I wanted emotions, I wanted intensity and from what I had gathered this is what you got from a soul mate relationship. So I ordered one soul mate.
If this description by Elizabeth Gilbert is anything to go by, I certainly got one
“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. A soul mate’s 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 out of control that you have to transform your life…” – Elizabeth Gilbert.
Does this sound familiar?
Needless to say, I am so over soul mates…too much hard work but way more effective than therapy.