I never thought of soulmates quite this way before:

@saundyl (9698)
Canada
December 19, 2009 8:45pm CST
Today i was reading quotes about life and such and i ran across a bunch about soulmates. Now I've always considered a soulmate to be that one person (in the romantic sense) that meshes with you so well and you love them...your other half. I've also thought there are friendship soulmates - the people you meet and you click, you feel like you've known each other forever and get along soo well. But this quote said it all different again. ""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: One Woman's Search for Everything Across Italy, India and Indonesia) "" What do you think of soulmates...romantically and nonromantically?
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@musicman6 (2368)
• United States
20 Dec 09
Wow, this is some good information, and it makes a lot of good sense, because people are naturally associating 'soulmate' with a romantic tie, but this is a much better explanation, and a necessity, because in reality, a lot of people are 'tied up' on the inside and don't even know that there is a freedom out there for them to experience!
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@saundyl (9698)
• Canada
21 Dec 09
Thank you - i thought it was an interesting quotation, thought and wanted to share!
• United States
20 Dec 09
I think that soul mates are people who you have a kindred spirit with. It can be romantic, I think that's where people like to link love with it but it can be a best friend too.
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@saundyl (9698)
• Canada
21 Dec 09
You can love a friend too :) just a different kind of love!
@Genericbe (1379)
• Philippines
20 Dec 09
What you have posted about soulmates are acceptably true. Soul mates is one of your guiding path in life and before you can consider someone happen to be your soulmate as you take life journey and trials, he must be able to answer some of your hidden emotional set-backs and let your realize things in a right manner. Soul mate can happen to be anybody out there.Someone who is not from your family. He can be your partner, friend or any one who may be influencing in your life. He can lead you to a direction of enlightenment and acceptance. That is why some married couples happen to say "they are soul mates" because they feel and realized that both of them complete each other and in all aspects in life they are together.What they feel is extraordinary and best. They are contented and cannot live without each other. Some forms happen to be their close or best friend, but the stage of their bonding is up to that extent only. Aside from their individual lives. they still meet half way on their life's struggle. It is very rare to happen soul mate connection from parents and relatives, because the care given to him and unselfish love is almost considered because of their attachment.
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@saundyl (9698)
• Canada
21 Dec 09
Interesting - I've never considered parents or relatives possibilitys for the nonromantic soulmates.
• Philippines
20 Dec 09
I think it's more spiritual.
@saundyl (9698)
• Canada
21 Dec 09
I think it can be spiritual. Depends on the people involved.
• Philippines
20 Dec 09
I still believe that soul mates are of a romantic nature... But I definitely agree with Elizabeth Gilbert's definition of a soul mate -- a person who will change your life for the better.
@saundyl (9698)
• Canada
21 Dec 09
I agree that a soulmate will change your life for the better.
@atebuds (187)
• Philippines
21 Dec 09
According to the book of Jaime T. Licauco, famed astrologer Linda Goodman calls a soul mate "the other half of yourself whose personal aura blends harmoniously with yours." It is supposedly the strong attraction one has for the other which is not merely physical, but springs from the highest mental and spiritual levels of one's being. It is difficult to understand, however, in relation to reincarnation. Personally, I feel that soul mates, karma and reincarnation go hand in hand. It will be confusing though, to identify each one if you are not an expert. I myself have experienced reincarnation with someone. We had a special bonding that we thought we had from time immemorial. It was a nice feeling. And, I have proven, that even if we don't communicate with each for a long time, when we meet, it will always be as if we never separated at all.
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@saundyl (9698)
• Canada
21 Dec 09
I have a friend like that - we can not talk for ages then talk again and its like we hadnt been apart at all. I dont really understand Auras and such - it would be neat to learn about someday. I do believe in reincarnation...but i also believe that heaven and hell exist but as resting or punishment places between lives.
@atebuds (187)
• Philippines
21 Dec 09
You know what, life and its mysteries are really beautiful. Even during the times when we don't understand what's happening. Everything has its purpose. I, too am very interested in the mystics. I just don't have enough time to indulge on it. Let's just live our lives to the fullest and enjoy! Thanks..
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@bird123 (10429)
• United States
21 Dec 09
You know you have your soulmate because even when it is bad, it is good!!!
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@saundyl (9698)
• Canada
21 Dec 09
i like that thought