It’s a question asked by millions, whispered under the sheets, pondered between stop lights, and yet is there a real answer? By instinct, most men know not to answer this potentially deadly question for once he admits that he might not or she might not have strummed the cosmic strings in him there is no way he’s getting laid until he can find a way to salvage himself and her bruised ego. The wise man lies and tells a little white lie that might guarantee him the keys to heaven or in some instances lock the gates of hell behind him as he runs all willy nilly into a relationship based on what he thought was just a little fabrication.
But how many of us actually believe that there is one person out there that is connected to us by magic bonds placed upon us before our births. How is that even possible? I mean really, to believe that your whole future happiness is somehow predestined and you really have no choice in the matter isn’t something I am falling for. Yet it is a romantic notion that even I have toyed with in lovey dovey fits of joy.
Now I am not saying that I don’t believe in past lives, or finding a connection with people that feels as if you have known them before and you already have feelings that you care for that person. I actually do believe that there are certain people who you find in your life that are there for a purpose, they are there because in some odd linkage of lives they feel perfect in yours. I want to believe in souls that have some magnetic ability to draw in others from the other threads of lifetimes you have weaved into your blanket.
However, being a soul mate.. that’s tough. Who is to say that there’s only one person for each soul? What happens if your reincarnations don’t match up? What are you going to do when you meet up with your “Soul Mate” and you realize that he’s not the one you thought? Maybe your Prince Charming is that crazy homeless man with the happy face tattoo on his forehead. And you , Soul Believer, are going to have to live with knowing that in order to be happy and snuggle with your “Soul Mate” for the rest of your life you might have to give up on being an astronaut and commit to his mission of living off the grid, in paper palace he has built for you behind the movie theater with the view of the Circle K and the underpass. Or maybe your predestined future with your one true “Soul Mate” means that you now have to question your own moral beliefs, maybe your soul’s mate for you is the same sex, a different generation, or a different species! What are you going to do now?
Why can’t it just be love? Why can’t you just realize that you have found someone who makes you so happy that you don’t want to spend another night without them? Millions of people in the world, and you want to wait around to find that one magic connection. No, that doesn’t seem right at all.
How about this.. why don’t you work on being happy with who YOU are, try doing the right thing for not just your love seeking soul but for the rest of the souls around you as well? Instead of judging that daring boy who asks for your number, give him a chance and take the time to spend with someone who wants to spend time with you. Or maybe you look around and be kinder to strangers, for any one of them might have been your soul’s predestined partner soul and you missed the chance to know for sure.
- Soul Mate (lakeyshaadams.com)
- Plinky Prompt: Do You Believe In Soul Mates? (hibernationnow.wordpress.com)
- Quickie: Soul Mates and Forgiveness (menmyselfandgod.com)
- Who’s Your Literary Soul Mate? (emiliajordan.com)
- Wandering Souls (laurieanichols.wordpress.com)
- I Am My Own Soul Mate, Thank You! (omtimes.com)
- On “Do You Believe In Soulmates?” (yet another Plinky) (msviolettab.wordpress.com)
- Soul Mates (magnoliabeginnings.org)