“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 found some quiet, alone time late last night as I experienced “Eat, Pray, Love” at the theater. The film is very close to the book as it covers forgiveness, love, loneliness, self soothing, letting go, fear, trust, emotional pain, and exploring your own truth.
I believe soul mates come into our lives in many different forms at different times, when we require a particular lesson. Some remain through our lifetime, some come and go, and some we know only for a brief time. All mirrors are valuable lessons, the key is recognizing your own shadow in what your soul mate is dancing for you. Allow the joy, anger, pain, laughter, frustration, and euphoria to settle and rest with your spirit. Even when you feel lost, you are simply riding your waves to the lighthouse.
Look in the mirror. What do you see? Ahh, the unveiling of you and me.