Soul mates. They change our lives in ways that no one else can. They teach us lessons, open our hearts and capture our hearts, whether we want them to or not.
I once struggled with the idea of soul mates. In my mind, I thought soul mates only pertained to romantic relationships. That they were to last forever. If not, he couldn’t be my soulmate. You marry your soul mate. It is meant to be.
Perhaps I watched one too many romantic movies. That’s what they teach us, after all. Then I watched the episode of Sex and the City entitled “The Agony and the ‘Ex’-tasy.” Charlotte turns to Carrie, Samantha and Miranda with hope in her eyes and says, “Maybe we can be each other’s soul mates, and then we can let men be just these great, nice guys to have fun with.”
This quote expanded the meaning of the word soul mate. Though Dictionary.com defines a soul mate as “a person with whom one has a strong affinity, shared values and tastes, and often a romantic bond,” there is more to a soul mate than romance. So, today I chose to celebrate soul mates in whatever relationship that they take shape. Here are 12 quotes celebrating that thing we call a soul mate.
All About Soulmates 1 of 13
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Soulmate: No Limits 2 of 13
"When deep down in the core of your being you believe that your soulmate exists, there is no limit to the ways he or she can enter your life." - Arielle Ford. Photo Credit: Flickr.com/nromagna.
Soulmate: A Lock That Fits Our Key 3 of 13
"A soulmate is someone who has locks that fit our keys, and keys to fit our locks. When we feel safe enough to open the locks, our truest selves step out and we can be completely and honestly who we are; we can be loved for who we are and not for who were pretending to be. Each unveils the best part of the other. No matter what else goes wrong around us, with that one person were safe in our own paradise. Our soulmate is the one who makes life come to life." -Richard Bach. Photo Credit: Flickr.com/AcousticSkyy.
Soulmate: A Real Connection 4 of 13
"Soulmate" is an overused term, but a true soul connection is very rare, and very real." â€• Hilary Duff. Photo Credit: Fickr.com/borisv.
Soulmate: More Than One 5 of 13
"I used to believe in one true soul mate, but not anymore. I believe you can have a few." - Paul Walker. Photo Credit: Fickr.com/Doug88888.
Soulmate: Your Mirror 6 of 13
"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's holding you back, the person who brings you to your own attention so you can change your life." - Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat, Pray, Love. Photo Credit: Fickr.com/Albm.
Soulmate: True Friends 7 of 13
Soulmate: No Such Thing as Perfection 8 of 13
"In any soul mate relationship, you will need to let go of the illusion that there is a perfect person waiting for you who will fulfill your every expectation and give your personality everything it desires once you are together. Do not expect your ideal soul mate to be someone who is always loving and easy to get along with, who agrees with everything you say or do, and who brings you a life of ease and comfort." - Sanaya Roman. Photo Credit: Fickr.com/Epsos.
Soulmate: Friends That Connect 9 of 13
"Friendship is a single soul dwelling in two bodies." - Aristotle. Photo Credit: Fickr.com//GarryKnight.
Soulmate: Makes You a Better Person 10 of 13
"Well, it's like a best friend, but more. It's the one person in the world that knows you better than anyone else. It's someone who makes you a better person. Actually, they don't make you a better person, you do that yourself because they inspire you. A soul mate is someone who you carry with you forever. It's the one person who knew you and accepted you and believed in you before anyone else did or when no one else would." - Dawson, Dawson's Creek. Photo Credit: Fickr.com/PaperPariah.
Soulmates: A Gamble 11 of 13
"The idea of a soulmate is beautiful and very romantic to talk about it in a movie or a song, but in reality, I find it scary. - Vanessa Paradis. Photo Credit: Fickr.com/Javyer.
Soulmate: Run Wildly 12 of 13
"What we find in a soulmate is not something wild to tame but something wild to run with." - Robert Brault. Photo Credit: Fickr.com/Deja_Photo.
Soulmate: There You Are 13 of 13
"And then my soul saw you and it kind of went "Oh there you are. I've been looking for you." - Iain Thomas. Photo Credit: Fickr.com/Doug88888.