soulmates, myth or real?

Australia
July 2, 2008 12:13am CST
The idea of a soulmate has both conscious or unconscious elements. Even if we do not intellectually believe in soulmates, we are still affected. Many people openly and consciously yearn for a soulmate. They may even believe that one person is out there for them, that "right" one person in the whole world. so, what does everyone think? do soulmates exist or is it just a whole lot of romantic hogwash.
4 responses
@raclie (1734)
• Singapore
2 Jul 08
i think it does not matter if soulmates are real or not. but i think it is important that we will still beleive in soul mates no matter what as i think that it shows that we still have hope for love and romance. i do beleive in soulmates... maybe because i have not lost hope yet...
• Australia
2 Jul 08
sounds good to me. I'm a romantic myself and I like to believe in love and romance no matter how illogical and silly it may seem to others.
@raclie (1734)
• Singapore
2 Jul 08
lol... agreed!!!!
@celticeagle (106398)
• Boise, Idaho
2 Jul 08
It is truth, not romantic hogwash. It truly does happen but alot of us just are not lucky enough to find their soulmate.
@joliefille (3697)
• Philippines
2 Jul 08
I didn't really care much before about the concept of a soulmate. But what I do know is your best girl friend or your best guy friend can be your soulmate and we can have as many soulmates in this lifetime. I actually use the term soulmate loosely to mean someone I get along with on many things or someone I'm on the same wavelength with, etc. But here's some interesting lines from Paolo Coelho's book which my friend angelamp shared: [i]“But how will I know who my soul mate is?” she asked Brida, “By taking risks, by risking failure, disappointment, disillusion, but never ceasing in your search for love. As long as you keep looking, you will triumph in the end.” from Brida by Paulo Coelho[/i]
• Australia
2 Jul 08
never give up, it's a good message.
@alokn99 (5718)
• India
2 Jul 08
I would think of the concept of soulmate being built up one ones own desires and expectations. Continous thought processes on the same then brings in this concept on both the concious and unconcious levels. If one has found the person who matches these expectations then there is nothing wrong with the concept.
• Australia
2 Jul 08
that's probably pretty much exactly where the whole idea of soulmates came from.