People always use the term soulmate to describe a special link they have with a partner, or better the love if their life, the one and only person they were destined to meet.

But a soulmate is much more than that. I liked Elizabeth Gilbert’s description of a soulmate from her book ‘Eat, Pray, Love’:

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
A soulmate is a mirror that reflects back at you. Over the past few months I learned a lot about myself through my new partner and sometimes what was reflected back at me was ugly. I saw a side of myself I am truly ashamed of. I hurt him through my actions. What I have noticed about myself is, that I have learned behaviour patterns I need to change. Thank goodness he has been very patient and forgiving and I am grateful he stuck by me despite my terrible behaviour. But it has been a learning curve for the better and I think I can say, I have truly found my soulmate ❤️

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