Is it possible to have more than one soulmate?

Salvador DaliI read once that we have multiple soulmates. And that they come and go in our lives, sometimes staying for years, sometimes for a few moments, sometimes without even acknowledgement. Yet the idea of having multiple soulmates goes against everything that’s, shall we say, conventional. But it makes sense because the idea that one person can be your everything is a bit hard to swallow — especially considering how long our lifespan is and how many people cross our paths on any given day, let alone our capacity to love. Think about it for a minute … for as much as you can love a spouse or significant other, what about a child, a dear friend, hell maybe a dog. (Sorry cat-lovers, but a cat cannot be a soulmate — they just can’t. End of story.) So if the true definition of a soulmate is someone that compliments your life in such a way that you cannot imagine living without them … well, then, I would have to agree with the non-conventionals and insist that we most certainly do have multiple soulmates — whether we recognize them or not (still no cats though.)

“People think a soulmate is your perfect fit, and that’s what everyone wants. But a true soulmate 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 soulmate 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 soulmate forever? Nah. Too painful. Soulmates, they come into your life just to reveal another layer of yourself to you, and then leave. A soulmates 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

Today’s post inspired by The Daily Prompt: Yin to my Yang — “How do you define the term “soulmate,” and do you believe in the existence of such a person — for you?”

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