“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, Eat, Pray, Love
I love this idea of a soulmate. Truly!
I think I read this in a horoscope website, that my soulmate or life partner will turn my whole belief system upside down- he would make me question my own beliefs, thoughts, views, prejudices and put me through huge discomfort- but eventually, I’d grow to understand him and adopt the newer self. Now, thinking about it, as much as I despise any discomfort, I know that only through that can I discover my real self- the self that hides somewhere unnoticed. I wonder, keep the awe and just wonder, how life would be, then.
I still haven't been able to finish listening to the audiobook of 'Eat Pray Love'. I'm loving it. I'm just reveling in the food for thought Elizabeth gives in the book. I don't want it to finish anytime soon. Already a fan of her words, I'd go back to every favorite chapter and listen to it again. Book review coming up soon.... :)