Saturday, February 28, 2009

What do you believe?

“What greater thing is there for two human souls than to feel that they are joined ... to strengthen each other ... to be at one with each other in silent unspeakable memories.”
~George Eliot

I've heard this song played over and over as of recent and have really come to enjoy it. It's funny to me, though, that it seems in this song that a soul mate is a lover. Granted, that is what one usually thinks when hearing the term "soulmate", but to me, it has a much broader spectrum of meanings.

I guess I see it differently, in a way. Yes, I think a soul mate can be a lover. I also think that during the course of our lives we encounter many soul mates. Those people that you have an immediate connection with that you just cannot explain. Those that become your absolute best friend and know you inside and out, the good and the bad, and still love you. Sometimes these people are in your life for only a moment, but change your life in one way or another. I do believe that soul mates can last a lifetime, but I also believe that they can leave you just as fast as they came to you, never the less, leaving prints on your heart forever.

You never have to search for a soul mate, they are just there, at the right moment, at the point in your life that you need them the most. Cherish them, and be grateful for them.

1 comment:

sea of memories said...

KarrieLyne, this quote by George Eliot is the true description of a soulmate. You are right about the song too. Perhaps so much pain comes from treating this special bond as "romantic" in nature.
Soulmates do exist, whether we acknowledge this or not, either way, our lives are touched by certain people who enrich and nourish our souls.
More often than not we don't recognise the importance of such people and only realise it when they have moved out of our lives. :)