One of the deepest devotions we can know is the love shared between soulmates. Such dedication between two people goes beyond friendship. They are lovers, life-long partners, trusted advisors, and joyful co-creators of the future.
Who is exactly your soulmate?
According to Cecilia Ahern, as she writes in P.S. I love you:
“A soul mate is someone who understands you like no other, loves you like no others, will be there for you forever, no matter what.”
She clearly describes soulmate in three ways:
- Understanding: Your soulmate understands you like no one else.
- Compatibility: You connect with your soulmate just as stars to the moon.
- Life-Saver: Even the world turns you down, your soulmate will have your back.
What is the difference between a soulmate and a lover?
In simplest words, your soulmate is your lover, but your lover isn’t necessarily your soulmate. However, Tarry Fisher puts the difference accurately. In his words,
“What’s the difference between the love of your life, and your soulmate? One is a choice, and one is not.”
There’s no disappointment if you don’t have a soul mate yet. All you have to believe in is such love, and your soulmate will find you. As Arielle Ford says,
“When deep down in the core of your being you believe that your soulmate exists, there is no limit to the ways he or she can enter your life.”
All of the best advice about nurturing a relationship is doubly important here. With soulmates as lifelong partners come burdens that most relationships do not bear. For example, finances, raising children if you plan to have few, the effects of daily routine etc. It is, therefore, essential to bring lightness and laughter into the relationship.
In addition, you must never let our problems get in the way of our soulmate life long relationship. This is because long after the years have gone by and the mortgage is paid off, for example, you will still be there for each other.
Quotations below will help you understand how in all the ways, soulmates uphold the lifelong bond in ways no one else will do.
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Your Soulmate Understands you
With life-long relationships also come opportunities for closeness that most relations do not offer. For example, planning your future, helping each other realise your dreams, making your mark in the world. And though you continue to understand each other and celebrate mutual qualities that drew you together, you also encourage each other to grow and groom.
Some quotes below that will give you a perspective of how your soulmate understands you:
“He’s more myself than I am. Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same”Emily Bronte
“Because of you, I can feel myself slowly, but surely, becoming the me I have always dreamed of being.”Tyler Knott Gregson
“I saw that you were perfect, and so I loved you. Then I saw that you were not perfect and I loved you even more.”Angelita Lim
“A heart worth loving is one you understand, even in silence.”Shannon L. Alder
“Love does not consist in gazing at each other, but in looking outward together in the same direction.”Antoine de Saint-Exupery
“Only once in your life, I truly believe, you find someone who can completely turn your world around.”Bob Marley
“You’re nothing short of my everything.”Ralph Block
“A soulmate is an overused term, but a true soul connection is very rare and very real.”Hilary Duff
“Relationship is understanding. It is a process of self-revelation. Relationship is the mirror in which you discover yourself — to be is to be related.”Bruce Lee
“when you meet that person. a person. one of your soulmates. let the connection. relationship. be what it is. it may be five mins. five hours. five days. five months. five years. a lifetime. five lifetimes. let it manifest itself the way it is meant to. it has an organic destiny. this way if it stays or if it leaves, you will be softer. from having been loved this authentically. souls come into. return. open. and sweep through your life for a myriad of reasons. let them be who. and what they are meant.”Nayyirah Waheed
“It’s a profoundly strange feeling, to stumble across someone whose desires are shaped so closely to your own, like reaching toward your reflection in a mirror and finding warm flesh under your fingertips.”Alix E. Harrow
“A soul mate’s 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
“It was a million tiny little things that, when you added them all up, they meant we were supposed to be together… and I knew it.”
Your Soulmate loves you like nobody else
This incredible relationship serves as a daily reminder of how much you are loved and how much you are capable of loving. In each other, passion is seen for each others’ lives, and honouring others’ needs is separate yet inseparable.
Quotations below will bring you joy and rekindle commitment to the special bond that you have with your soulmate:
“We are the embodiment of cosmic consciousness that lives life eternal.”Wald Wassermann
“I swear I couldn’t love you more than I do right now, and yet I know I will tomorrow.”Leo Christopher
“There is no charm equal to tenderness of heart.”Jane Austen
“To love and be loved is to feel the sun from both sides.”David Viscott
“In case you ever foolishly forget: I am never not thinking of you.”Virginia Woolf
“She was my religion. My north and south, my heaven and earth, the axis of rightness around which everything had suddenly aligned. For the first time in my life, all my polarised parts worked as one, humming happily along in harmony with the universe, finally understanding their place.”Angelita Lim
“Love doesn’t make the world go ’round. Love is what makes the ride worthwhile.”Franklin P. Jones
“My soul and your soul are forever tangled.”N. R. Hart
“My love for you has no depth, its boundaries are ever-expanding.”Christina White
“The real lover is the man who can thrill you by kissing your forehead or smiling into your eyes or just staring into space.”Marilyn Monroe
“I love you – I am at rest with you – I have come home.”Dorothy L. Sayers
“True love is finding your soulmate in your best friend”Faye Hall
“I’ve been in love with you since the very beginning. You asked why there isn’t anyone else in my life, and the reason … is you.”Julie James
“Take love, multiply it by infinity and take it to the depths of forever, and you still have only a glimpse of how I feel for you.”Meet Joe Black
“You’re always the first and the last thing on this heart of mine. No matter where I go, or what I do, I’m thinking of you.”Dierks Bentley
“There is nothing on earth more beautiful to me than your smile…no sound sweeter than your laughter…no pleasure greater than holding you in my arms. I realized today that I could never live without you, stubborn little hellion that you are. In this life and the next, you’re my only hope of happiness….how can you have reached so far inside my heart?”Lisa Kleypas
“I am in you and you in me, mutual in divine love.”William Blake
Your soulmate has compatibility with you
I don’t know anyone who doesn’t want a life filled with a lover who has instant compatibility with you.
For this to happen, the effort has to start within you. Rather than simply waiting for your soulmate to provide the connection you desire, you be must be a vision and source of love yourself. You must tap into your loving-kindness to set an example for your soulmate to follow.
Here, we have collected quotes below for your perspective of how soulmate compatibility works:
“Our soulmate is the one who makes life come to life.”Richard Bach
“Romance is thinking about your significant other, when you are supposed to be thinking about something else.”Nicholas Sparks
“Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.”Lao Tzu
“It is an absolute human certainty that no one can know his own beauty or perceive a sense of his own worth until it has been reflected back to him in the mirror of another loving, caring human being.”John Joseph Powell
“You don’t love someone for their looks, or their clothes, or for their fancy car, but because they sing a song only you can hear.”Oscar Wilde
“When you’re in love, you’re capable of learning everything and knowing things you had never dared even to think, because love is the key to understanding of all the mysteries.”Paulo Coelho
“What are the chances you’d ever meet someone like that? he wondered. Someone you could love forever, someone who would forever love you back? And what did you do when that person was born half a world away? The math seemed impossible.”Rainbow Rowell
“And he knew that at that moment, they understood each other perfectly, and when he told her what he was going to do now, she would not say ‘be careful’ or ‘don’t do it’, but she would accept his decision because she would not have expected anything less of him.”J. K. Rowling
“I recognized you instantly. All of our lives flashed through my mind in a split second. I felt a pull so strongly towards you that I almost couldn’t stop it.”J. Sterling
“You have half our gifts. I the other. Together we make a whole. Together we are much more powerful.”Joss Stirling
“Before I met you, my life ran on sheer amusement. After I met you, my life ran on sheer compassion.”Heenashree Khandelwal
“Our souls already know each other, don’t they?’ he whispered. ‘It’s our bodies that are new.”Karen Ross
You don’t marry someone you can live with — you marry someone you cannot live without.
Your Soulmate will always be there for you
It has been said that “the shortest distance between two points is an intention.” This is certainly true about a life filled with a partner who is always at your back. The starting point or foundation of such a life partner is the desire and commitment to be a source of a lasting bond.
Quotations below will reflect how our attitude, choices, act of kindness and willingness to be the first to reach out for our better half makes all the difference:
“I am who I am because of you. You are every reason, every hope, and every dream I’ve ever had.”Nicholas Sparks
“Love is the condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own.”Robert Heinlein
“True love is rare, and it’s the only thing that gives life real meaning”Nicholas Sparks
“In all the world, there is no heart for me like yours. In all the world, there is no love for you like mine.”Maya Angelou
“If you find someone you love in your life, then hang on to that love.”Princess Diana
“You come to love not by finding the perfect person, but by seeing an imperfect person perfectly”Sam Keen
“The greatest love stories are not those in which love is only spoken, but those in which it is acted upon.”Steve Maraboli
“We meet our soulmates when we’re on our soul path”Karen M. Black
“If you remember me, then I don’t care if everyone else forgets.”Haruki Murakami
“It’s easy to fall in love. The hard part is finding someone to catch you”Bertrand Russell
“A soul mate is someone who you carry with you forever. It’s the one person who knew you and accepted you and believed in you before anyone else did or when no one else would.”Dawson Leery
“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
“It is so dark right now, I can’t see any light around me. That’s because the light is coming from you. You can’t see it but everyone else can”Lang Leav
“The soul mate doesn’t have to be a romantic relationship. Sometimes in life, you meet people when you need them, and there is an immediate connection.”Alison G. Bailey
“A soulmate is the one person whose love is powerful enough to motivate you to meet your soul, to do the emotional work of self-discovery, of awakening.”Kenny Loggins
“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.”Elizabeth Gilbert
“Soulmates tend to find each other during the respective pursuits of their soul missions. Creating a soulmate could be seen as a spiritual reward that we give ourselves, after pursuing many soul contracts rife with discord.”Linda Brady
“If you want to attract a life partner as your soulmate, there are several illusions you will need to relinquish. One is that your soul mate is someone you will be with for the rest of your life. You can have a soul mate relationship that lasts a few weeks, months, or years. Time has nothing to do with the quality of your connection and its importance in your life.”Sanaya Roman
Your Soulmate has an everlasting bond with you
The next time you find yourself frustrated in a long term relationship at the lack of charm, try an experiment.
Experiment: Forget about the people and world around you who are weighing you down. Instead, look into your heart. Can you become a source of greater lovers? Can you think of loving thoughts for your better half? If yes, can you extend these loving thoughts to your partner?
The collected quotes below will help you discover remarkable aspects of the relationship that lasts eternity:
“Ocean separates lands, not souls..”Munia Khan
“You have the rest of your lives to catch up together. After all, soulmates always end up together.”Cecelia Ahern
“A bond between souls is ancient – older than the planet.”Dianna Hardy
“Giving someone a piece of your soul is better than giving a piece of your heart. Because souls are eternal.”Helen Boswell
“The way our fingers intertwine feels so natural and right; as if our hands hold memories of meeting in a thousand other lifetimes.”John Mark Green
“A soulmate will never leave you. They will always be apart of your life until one day the chance is given for them to become your life. It is then you will become one.”Faye Hall
“You two are bound to one another. You always have been … and you can’t run away from what you are. No matter where you go, your feelings for her are going to follow you.”Mirella Muffarotto
“Time is too swift for those who fear, too long for those who wait, too short for those who finally find peace, but for those who love, time is eternal. For nothing is ever lost that God wants you to find.”Shannon Alder
“Our universe grants every soul a twin-a reflection of themselves -the kindred spirit – And no matter where they are or how far away they are from each other- even if they are in different dimensions, they will always find one another. This is destiny; this is love.”Julie Dillon
“Connecting with someone is not necessarily a bond with a significant other, or even a friend, but can be the indefinable – perhaps the rarest and most precious thing in life to find at all.”Donna Lynn Hope
“Inhale when I inhale. Exhale when I exhale. Breathe with me, for two beating hearts breathing one breath together become one.”Christina Westover
“And when one of them meets the other half, the actual half of himself, whether he be a lover of youth or a lover of another sort, the pair are lost in an amazement of love and friendship and intimacy and one will not be out of the other’s sight, as I may say, even for a moment…”Plato
“I hope you outlive me so I never have to know what life is like without you.”C. J. English
“I seem to have loved you in numberless forms, numberless times…In life after life, in age after age, forever.”Rabindranath Tagore
By opening your heart to the possibility of greater and ever-lasting love and making yourself a source of love as a top priority, you take an important step in getting the love you desire. That is love in the form of a soulmate.
In the process, you will also discover something remarkable. The more love you give, the more you will receive. You must have observed how all the great authors and people quoted above said the same thing.
As you put more emphasis on being a loving person, which is something in your hand and control — And less emphasis on receiving love, which is something you can not control — You will find that you have your soulmate for a lifetime.
Love has its rewards. You will discover how your soulmate will shower you with love since both of you have similar goals: to give than to receive.
Lastly, we will conclude on a reminder by Sheila Burke:
“There are no accidental meetings between souls.”