I found this and really liked it and felt it deserved to be shared so here it is:
“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 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 desperate and out of control that you have to transform your life...”
-Elizabeth Gilbert in Eat, Pray, Love
I know I have met my soul mate. I know who this person is. I don’t know if this makes me lucky or if it is sad that I have known this person so early in my life because I now know that we weren’t meant to be together. I was unsure why before but now it is clear. I feel blessed to be able to recognize this person as my soul mate but it is a very bitter sweet realization. This post leaves me in deep thought and I sign off here to meditate. Everything happens for a reason. This little miracle of a post is pure validation of that fact and that I am on the right track in life. I am grateful I have been led here.