Let’s talk soul mates.
Now, I know what you’re thinking. Everyone seems to have a “universal vision” when it comes to soul mates. You know, the look-at-them-once-and-bam-it’s-love kind of soul mate. I’m here to tell you, this isn’t the pages of a storybook or the final scene of the newest romance movie. Shocker, right?
I do believe soul mates exist, but I’m here to give the more…practical side of soul mates. Usually, practicality and romance don’t mix, but I think this case can be an exception.
I do believe in soul mates, wholeheartedly. I am a romantic at my center, but I know how love really works. It’s not a walk in the park, that’s for sure. But, I believe that there is someone in the world at this very moment that is the soul mate of someone else. Think about that for a second. There is someone, right now, that is made specifically for someone else. There isn’t any genetic code in this, no sir. This connection is deeper than the surface nerves and human anatomy. This connection is deep in the folds of the soul, a pulling force that is just known to you when you feel it. No, contrary to popular belief, it’s not love at first sight. I think it starts out with the thought of “Hey, that person is going to be my friend.” and it blooms like a flower from there. But, sometimes it never goes past that, and that’s where platonic soul mates come in.
Platonic soul mates have the same concept, except there is no romantic hoopla involved (and sometimes, those are so much better). Friends you can feel will be your friends for life? Those ones. A friend of mine is like that and for the first five years of our relationship, I didn’t even like the guy. Crazy huh? But eventually, he gained the title of “best friend” and that’s where it’s stuck for four years.
But, even though I believe everyone has a soul mate, I don’t think everyone finds theirs. I know there are some people who live their whole lives and never come in contact with their soul mate and it ends rather tragically. Yes yes, this whole thing is very Shakespeare, love is doomed kind of thing, but I think divorce is a good picture of what I’m talking about. Soul mates don’t always come with fireworks and butterflies, and the journey is not smooth sailing all the time (it can get pretty hurricane Katrina if you know what I mean). But, I believe that when you meet yours – platonic or not – you’ll just know.
Now I want to know what you think. Soul mates: Do they exist?