Soulmates

How do you define the term “soulmate,” and do you believe in the existence of such a person — for you?

Looking for the true meaning of soulmate online I stumbled upon this “scary” passage:

In his dialogue The Symposium, Plato has Aristophanes present a story about soulmates. Aristophanes states that humans originally had four arms, four legs, and a single head made of two faces. He continues that there were three genders: man, woman and the “Androgynous”. Each with two sets of genitalia with the Androgynous having both male and female genitalia. The men were children of the sun, the women were children of the earth and the Androgynous were children of the moon, which was born of the sun and earth. It is said that humans had great strength at the time and threatened to conquer the gods. The gods were then faced with the prospect of destroying the humans with lightning as they had done with the Titans but then they would lose the tributes given to the gods by humans. Zeus developed a creative solution by splitting humans in half as punishment for humanity’s pride and doubling the number of humans who would give tribute to the gods. These split humans were in utter misery to the point where they would not eat and would perish so Apollo had sewn them up and reconstituted their bodies with the navel being the only remnant harkening back to their original form. Each human would then only have one set of genitalia and would forever long for his/her other half; the other half of his/her soul. It is said that when the two find each other, there is an unspoken understanding of one another, that they feel unified and would lie with each other in unity and would know no greater joy than that.

Others definition goes like this:

In current usage, “soulmate” usually refers to a romantic partner, with the implication of an exclusive lifelong bond.This is to say, the word is used with more rarity than other terms associated with ‘romantic partner’. It is a very versatile term, being defined differently by different individuals, as it is related to the concept of love. It commonly holds the connotation of being the strongest bond with another person that one can achieve. Soulmate is not used as often as other terms representing the same idea, and this is likely to lead to its perceived rarity in meaning. The definition ranges widely and cannot be pinpointed. It is commonly accepted that one will feel ‘complete’ once they have found their soulmate, as it is partially in the perceived definition that two souls are meant to unite.

They say:

Soul Mate: Someone who is aligned with your soul and is sent to challenge, awaken and stir different parts of you in order for your soul to transcend to a higher level of consciousness and awareness. Once the lesson has been learnt, physical separation usually occurs.

Life Partner: A companion, a friend, a stable and secure individual who you can lean on, trust and depend on to help you through life. There is a mutual feeling of love and respect and you are both in sync with each others needs and wants. 

I say: Sometimes your knight in shining armor is just a retard in tin foil.

So, Life Partner is the one we married, the most practical choice, the person we can live, build life and future with and soulmates are the ones that got away. The individuals we share passion, adventures, self-consuming romances and deep rooted feelings. The ones who can make our bodies and souls sing and can give us unforgettable memories we are longing to experience again from time to time. Soulmate is the person we are only going to encounter once in a lifetime.

Well, the choice is easy then. I consider myself lucky to have experience both…

330 - z1bTaJv

8 thoughts on “Soulmates”

  1. That was so interesting. And creepy in spots! I am so glad that you chose to share this. Thank you. Really do enjoy the imginations and ideas of those Greek Gods.

    Like

  2. Piqued my interest with the Greek fable. Immediately the Roman God Janus leapt to mind. Wondered about it’s Greek equivalent?

    For once, it is claimed Romans were unique with this. Among other things like the Gatekeeper, Janus was God of War and Peace. The door to the temple was open during times of war and closed for Peace … okay?

    In Sanskrit the God of Fire Agni has two heads. Why? Well, please look it up.

    Soulmates? Not to sure about that. Yet I have found others who share my vision for a while then we part company.

    I’m inclined to think that a “soulmate” is a lot of bosh? Maybe that’s because, we are still apart? Very romantic, but highly impracticable.

    I certainly believe in love ….

    Like

    1. I believe in once in a lifetime we encounter one special person that will put anyone on the background by comparison. One whose memory will stay with us as long as we live and we will continue missing/longing for the rest of our lives. If that person is called soulmate I don’t know.
      About love and my belief in it… well, everyone has their own definition what love is. I don’t know if I already found mine.

      Liked by 1 person

Be memorable. Say something unforgettable.

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s