I just came across this excerpt from Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert. I’ve read this book years ago and really loved it, I would even say it was one of my favourite reads. Not only it covered traveling and food but also a lot about how drastic changes in our life can bring us in front of crossroads and we need to make hard decisions. How some people come into our lives to teach us lessons but are not meant to stay, how soul mate doesn’t necessarily mean the person we are meant to spend the rest of our life with.
“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,
Do you believe in soul mates?