Have you found your soul mate yet?

Words found in old St. Paul's Church Baltimore dated 1692

Go placidly amid the noise and haste, remember what peace there maybe in silence.
Go placidly amid the noise and haste, remember what peace there maybe in silence.
Speak your truth quietly and clearly and listen to others, even the dull and ignorant, they too have their story.
Speak your truth quietly and clearly and listen to others, even the dull and ignorant, they too have their story.
If you compare yourself with others, you may become vain and bitter, for always there will be greater and lesser person than yourself.
If you compare yourself with others, you may become vain and bitter, for always there will be greater and lesser person than yourself.
Exercise caution for the world is full of trickery. But let this not blind you to virtue there is, many people strive for high ideals and everywhere life is full of heroism.
Exercise caution for the world is full of trickery. But let this not blind you to virtue there is, many people strive for high ideals and everywhere life is full of heroism.
Be yourself. Do not feign affection, neither be cynical about love, for in the face of all aridity and disenchantment it is perennial as the grass.
Be yourself. Do not feign affection, neither be cynical about love, for in the face of all aridity and disenchantment it is perennial as the grass.
Take kindly the counsel of years, gracefully surrendering the things of youth. Nurture strength fo spirit to shield you in sudden misrortune. Be gentle with yourself.
Take kindly the counsel of years, gracefully surrendering the things of youth. Nurture strength fo spirit to shield you in sudden misrortune. Be gentle with yourself.
You are child of the universe, no less than the trees and the stars, you have right to be here.
You are child of the universe, no less than the trees and the stars, you have right to be here.
Therefore be at peace with God, whatever you conceive Him to be, and whatever your labours and aspiration.
Therefore be at peace with God, whatever you conceive Him to be, and whatever your labours and aspiration.
In the noisy confusion of life keep peace with your soul.
In the noisy confusion of life keep peace with your soul.
With all its sham, drudgery and broken dreams, it is still beautiful world. Be careful. Strive to be happy.
With all its sham, drudgery and broken dreams, it is still beautiful world. Be careful. Strive to be happy.
You and me, hand in hand, standing in front of this ancient church, silent.
You and me, hand in hand, standing in front of this ancient church, silent.
Rumi words comes to my mind, when we fimally move on, leaving our footsteps in the soft sand below.
Rumi words comes to my mind, when we fimally move on, leaving our footsteps in the soft sand below.
There is a thread from the heart to the lips, where the secret of life is woven. Words tear the thread but in silence the secrets speak.
There is a thread from the heart to the lips, where the secret of life is woven. Words tear the thread but in silence the secrets speak.
You take my hand and we climb up the rocky slope and we both know it will be long and hard journey...
You take my hand and we climb up the rocky slope and we both know it will be long and hard journey...
 and we know, once the soul awakens, the search begins and you can never go back. From then on, you are inflamed with a special longing...
and we know, once the soul awakens, the search begins and you can never go back. From then on, you are inflamed with a special longing...
To always feel the  presence of your soulmate next to you...
To always feel the presence of your soulmate next to you...
That special someone who finally makes you appreciate the body that houses your  soul, the soul that makes you.
That special someone who finally makes you appreciate the body that houses your soul, the soul that makes you.
That special someone who tells you, I love your body and soul. Something about those words brings you peace and love and appreciation for all that you are.
That special someone who tells you, I love your body and soul. Something about those words brings you peace and love and appreciation for all that you are.

There is a thread

that binds us together

into an invisible knot

woven from the words

and silence...


Every individual is free to choose

what their heart wants to experience

and want to feel...


You and me

know that our age

is not really different

from all other ages

because what works

what brings happiness

is eternal.


My Fellow reader,

let us open a book of poetry

by the Sufi master

written 800 years ago

to see

the real cause of suffering,

the way to stop suffering'

always remain the same.


My fellow adventurer,

my own personal mission

is to nurture and empower you

this is what turns me on

keeps me up often writing late into the night,

let us put our thoughts together

and go for a good life...


My fellow human being,

in your world

love is tender

kind

compassionate

and respectful

it is not about you

it is about us

and the magic of the moment

when two people

share from a good place in their heart.


My fellow member of the rat race,

we both have commitments in our lives

that we have to honour

and still we are breaking away

from old patterns of conditioning

that have told us

we are born to survive

at all costs,

that in order to be happy

we have to be something,

achieve something,

prove something.


There is not enough time in the day

to complete the tasks we need to do

there is no room for a breather,

no space just to relax

and feel our heart,

the spirit deep inside us.


My fellow traveller,

let us walk together

and cut through

all those conditionings

that tell us to be

who we are not.


My friend,

we are able to see

through those ideas

as false,

and what remains is love

itself.


My fellow companion,

we get so in touch

in our inner feelings

when we talk

it is unreal

we know

no one person can give the other person

everything

and yet....


When we are alone,

we feel lonely,

we don't feel we are loved,

just depressed and sad.


The sadness is such a beautiful emotion

but when we are trapped in it

for hours, weeks or months

that leads to emotional suffering.

No one person can give the other person

everything

and yet it is enough

to offer the hand

to walk the path

towards love and beauty

together.


My fellow writer,

you and me

have such a creative side,

we can not put it in a box

to wither and die

it has to be free

to be alive and well

talking to you from my soul

in poetry, music, stories or songs

caring so deeply for each other

it is just hard to believe.


My brother in pain,

we both share

our true feelings

and are not judged by it,

love each other dreams

to hope that life is a story

that all that sadness,

vulgarity,

pity,

jelausy and sacrifice

add up to something somewhere....


It is the same with our great stories

of life,

of misery, hate and love,

make us believe in each other,

cling into each other

in the same hope

that there is some reason for it.


In life you meet someone

that fills a need in your life

that only that person can fill

or fulfill your life in a special way,

you become truly blessed.

We are that to each other.

You pour your soul out to me

and you feel that healing is a result of this.

Our hearts have connected,

in a beautiful way,

let it have the wings it deserves.


My fellow dreamer,

hand in hand

we walk,

every day

on our own distant shores,

you along your rocky lake,

me along my sandy beach.

Mind in mind

we write

every day

about a romantic bay

sharing afterglow

of the setting sun,

to stirr our emotions

but we know,

imagination takes us only so far,

we need something to hold on to...


Poems that reflect on human emotions,

Songs that seek the universal truth

that is hidden in everyday individual encounters,

Let us talk, let us sing, let us write.....


We are always here

to steer each other

in the right direction...


When I am lost

your words show me the way

that lead to you

and I see you

from the distance

coming home

to me...


Note: Three wise men

and their beautiful words

were the source of inspiration

for this hub: an ancient poet,

an unknown thinker from middle ages

and the poet of today, my soulmate...

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Ericdierker 3 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

Thank you. It has a peaceful easy feeling. Although that is perhaps because I have found mine.


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Marsei 3 years ago from New Orleans

Beata,

This is absolutely lovely. It's interesting because I haven't read anything and written very little on Hub Pages for a while. I got the notifications in an email this a.m. and chose this to read. It was uplifting and did make me want to write again. In fact, I went back and read some of the comments on my own work and realized we do make a difference with our words, music, etc. I have many soulmates and am grateful for each one and my connection to them.

So you get credit for true inspiration today and perhaps I'll be able to write something meaningful and inspire another.

Thank you. It's beautiful work, both pictures and words.

marsei


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Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

Thank you so much for writing a hub about my question of soulmates!!!

This is the most beautiful poem I have read! Wow. You are truly gifted. I will have to reread this again and again.

Voted up ++++ and sharing

God bless, Faith Reaper


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Beata Stasak 3 years ago from Western Australia Author

Thank you, Marsei, we inspire each other and that it the magic of the hubpages:) Sometimes I stop writing for a while as well, it is not something that should be forced...but inspired yes:)

Thank you Eric and Marsei for your encouraging comments, blessed are those who have found their soulmates:)......B


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Beata Stasak 3 years ago from Western Australia Author

Thank you so much Faith for your beautiful comment, thank you for your praise, it is good to know you liked my answer:)...B


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Deborah Brooks 3 years ago from Brownsville,TX

This is absolutely beautiful just like Faith said.... it is so sad that we cant reach the point of pure happiness.. and in heaven we will

God bless you

Debbie


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kashmir56 3 years ago from Massachusetts

Such a beautiful and well written poem ! Well done !


mackyi 3 years ago

Awesome! Sometimes I think some people are just gifted with words and deep imagination.


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SAM ELDER 3 years ago from Home

very beautiful poem :) LIKED and shared on twitter ... :)


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Beata Stasak 3 years ago from Western Australia Author

Thank you my fellow hubbers, each of us is gifted in different way, by sharing our gifts we are nearly there....reaching that point of pure happiness Debbie is talking about...there is no point to wait to find it in heaven, look for it here, among the people around instead:)....


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Annie Miller 3 years ago from Wichita Falls, Texas

Beautiful ...


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Beata Stasak 3 years ago from Western Australia Author

Thank you, Annie:)


WisePen 3 years ago from Atlanta,Ga.

Yes, indeed, that point is real. It's a shame others I meet still wandering in life looking for that one. When all the time we are all around ready to make friends.


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Beata Stasak 3 years ago from Western Australia Author

You summed it up greatly, WisePen, thank you so much, you made a great poin there:).....B


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MsDora 3 years ago from The Caribbean

Very interesting--"sadness is such a beautiful emotion but . . . leads to emotional suffering." Beautiful lines in a beautiful poem.


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Beata Stasak 3 years ago from Western Australia Author

Thank you, MsDora, your response is always so kind:)...B


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Fossillady 3 years ago from Saugatuck Michigan

Very beautiful Beata, your message honors our root soul which we strive to know deep down. Our soul mates can also be the one who challenges us and ultimately becomes our source of growth. Thank you for sharing with us, Blessings, Kathi


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Beata Stasak 3 years ago from Western Australia Author

Thank you, Kathi, yes, you are so right, couldn't agree more with you and all the best:) B


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btrbell 3 years ago from Mesa, AZ

Lovely...thank you!


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Max Havlick 3 years ago from Villa Park, Illinois

A most beataful, compelling piece of written work

in which much helpful spiritual enlightenment may lurk,

but I'm so glad to learn in last line late

that you already have your own soul-mate.

Your title's wonder made me worry that you might

be still engrossed in farflung search for your love's light.

I cringed to see you followed on HubPages by two thousand, or

that you endured the further toil of following five thousand more,

so many people venturing out expectantly to you

in those forbidden and forbidding rocky gardens next to you.

But further comment must await arrival in that time and place

more suitable for ascertaining soul-mate gossamer and lace.

Max on Monday, May 13, 2013


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Beata Stasak 3 years ago from Western Australia Author

Thank you, my dear fellow hubber for your caring and insightful words. We are each unique in our own ways and we can give and receive many different things from many different people...creative writing is just something I love to do in my spare time and connecting with the like wise writers to share ideas and thoughts and touch creatively the same wavelength is the part of it. Yes, my fellow hubber, I am blessed, I am surrounded by loved ones who care for me in every sense, and you can often feel this appreciation for it in my writings, and yet let us not confuse my poetic journey for the search of love.....because it is nothing more and nothing less than just creative expression of the universal emotions we all try to make sense of on our journey through life:).....B


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Beata Stasak 3 years ago from Western Australia Author

It is also important to mention that this piece of writing is shared work using words of the special fellow writers, some dead, some alive, some admired in general sense, some known close and personal...it is a soul mate journey and thus can not be created or taken alone....this special piece of writing would never be written without the words my soulmate put into my mind and heart:)....so credit has to be shared also:)


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christianesk 3 years ago from The Global Hamlet

Wow, my kind of people exist! I've been looking for them. Thank you for finding me and connecting. I appreciate that you took the time to invite me to read your material. Thanks for the positive feedback. As time permits, I'll read more of your work. I loved reading this. We speak the same language. Let's stay connected...


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Beata Stasak 3 years ago from Western Australia Author

It is so much of US...we just have to find each other:) Thank you for accepting and looking forward to hear from you more:)


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janiek13 3 years ago from Florida's Space Coast

very nice, loved the pics


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skperdon 3 years ago from Canada

love your pics


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Beata Stasak 3 years ago from Western Australia Author

thank you, my fellow hubbers, happy you liked it and looking forward to hear from you again:)...B


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livelifeworryfree 3 years ago from The DMV

The beauty of your spirit is unveiled in the imagery of your words. What a beautiful share and what a way to grab the soul of fellow writers. May we all forsake "old patterns of conditioning" and weave new masterpieces as you have in this piece. Thank you.


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Beata Stasak 3 years ago from Western Australia Author

You have written it so beautifully, my dear fellow hubber from Chicago, thank you so much for stopping by and leaving me such meaningful comment. All the best and looking forward hearing from you again:)


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ladydeonne 3 years ago from Florence, SC

Beata Stasak,

I am awed by your gift of verbal expression. Your words really touched my heart and filled it with emotions of knowing and feeling and joy. "Everyone is free to choose what this heart wants to experience and wants to feel" Such a poignant and true statement. You are blessed to have accepted this truth. I struggled for many years before realizing that my life was in my hands, that I had the God given power to choose what I wanted in life and to create my experiences with my thoughts. I like that you call upon the old masters, what was true for them remains true for us. TRUTH is eternal. Thanks so much for following me. I'm glad I found you and your hubs. Hope to learn more as well as share with you.


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Beata Stasak 3 years ago from Western Australia Author

Thank you ladydeonne, for your beautiful comment written from heart, we all have to find our own paths in our own times, and yes, the old masters and some new may shed some light which way to go...all the best and looking forward to hear from you again:)


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christianesk 3 years ago from The Global Hamlet

I'm not alone! :) :) :)


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Beata Stasak 3 years ago from Western Australia Author

You never are, christianesk:) No worries about that and all the best in finding whatever you are looking for out there...B


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billybuc 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

What beautiful words my friend. Love...the single most important thing in life...everything else is window dressing. I love your writer's voice...love the flow of this poetry....it has a rhythm that carries the reader with it....lovely work.

bill


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Beata Stasak 3 years ago from Western Australia Author

Thank you, Bill, like always so encouraging:) THANK you my friend:) And yes, the most important thing....we take so often for granted,don't we?


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Vacation Trip 3 years ago from India

Wow. Beautiful poem. Voted up. Thank you for sharing.


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Beata Stasak 3 years ago from Western Australia Author

happy you liked it, Vacation Trip, all the best and looking forward to hear from you again:)


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Vladimir Uhri 3 years ago from HubPages, FB

Awesome, Beata. Thank you very much.


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Beata Stasak 3 years ago from Western Australia Author

thank you, Vladimir, happy you liked it:)


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MickeySr 3 years ago from Hershey, Pa.

I'm not (at all) trying to be a wiseguy, only sharing my own understanding, but; I've not found my soul mate - but my wife and I have determined and worked and become each other's soul mate . . . I don't think there is such a thing as finding that one special 'soul mate' in life - I think you make, you grow, you become soul mates with the person you commit to making and growing and becoming souls mates with.

That being said, I do believe that God prepared my wife, my high school sweetheart, my partner for over 40 years, for me and that I the notion of being with anyone but her is terrifying to me - but I do believe that the genuine union that true love bonds two people together with, is accomplished and not found . . . in fact, that is exactly how you become soul mates, by going through the years of work that makes you discover more and more of each other (and about yourself) and defines the love that binds you together as one.


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Beata Stasak 3 years ago from Western Australia Author

there is lots of truth in what you said here, my fellow hubber and I totally agree. I have a partner for life living with, raising kids and sharing everything for the past thirty years and it stays this way most possibly than not for the rest of our lives. But as you haven't , I haven't found my soul mate, I have been determined and worked to become my husband's soulmate but it is one thing we can share. We are too polarised two people in this aspect and we both agreed on it and happy with it, realizing that you can only give the person what you humanly can and sometimes if you are to different inside you just can't, so yes and no you can make and grow to become everything else but.....but again that is only my opinion....there are billions of us on this planet Earth we can not agree on everything, can't we?...B


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skye2day 3 years ago from Rocky Mountains

Dear Beata Sister this is by far one of the most beautiful and heart felt poems I have ever read. There are no mistakes in Gods world. I was led to your pages. You do have an anointing girl. May the love of God continue to shine in you and through you to reach others. I am honored to follow you. Thank you for sharing your gift with us. My Love, In Christ, Skye

Bookmarked linked out voted girl!


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Beata Stasak 3 years ago from Western Australia Author

My dear sister in heart, thank you for your beautiful comment, the words are just that, words, you need to find the keys in your heart to open the meaning to them:) Thank you so much for stopping by and looking forward to hear from you again:)...B


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Vladimir Uhri 3 years ago from HubPages, FB

We had harmonious marriage. We never quarrel. It was my dream and Lord granted it to me. Oh how I love Him. Then my love to Carol overflowed. Before we got married we talk. I pointed out that people argue not on serious matters but on unimportant ones. To my surprise Carol listened and we had wonderful life.

When she gone I thank to Lord He granted to me to have this life for 34 years. :).


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Beata Stasak 3 years ago from Western Australia Author

Beautiful, Vladimir, you are lucky man, thank you for sharing your life story with me:) Everyone has a story to tell but not everyone finds a soulmate in whatever shape or form he or she comes:)


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Vladimir Uhri 3 years ago from HubPages, FB

Hi. I do not have soul-mate but my 'room-mate is Jesus. :)


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Beata Stasak 3 years ago from Western Australia Author

Beatifully said and that one will never betray you and will always stand by you:) All the best Vladimir and thanks for coming back:)


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Ethan Green 3 years ago from England

This is very beautiful - I enjoyed reading it and looking at the huge quantity of photos!


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Beata Stasak 3 years ago from Western Australia Author

Thank you, Ethan and happy you liked it:)


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createmyeconomy 3 years ago from USA, Australia

Awesome hub. Great pictures that help define it.


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Beata Stasak 3 years ago from Western Australia Author

thank you, my fellow hubber for visitting me and leaving me encouraging comment, all the best:) B


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madscientist12 3 years ago from Columbia, SC

Beautiful. Reading this was a great start for my day! Thank you for providing this.


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Beata Stasak 3 years ago from Western Australia Author

Happy to hear that, my fellow hubber and thank you for stopping by:)


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LongTimeMother 3 years ago from Australia

Nice hub. And yes, I found my soul mate. Lucky me. :)


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Beata Stasak 3 years ago from Western Australia Author

Lucky you, LongTimeMother and lucky me:) All the best, my fellow hubber:)


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Raitu Disong 3 years ago

This is a very beautiful poem Beata!..

The pictures are awesome too!!!

Thanks for sharing...

God bless


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Beata Stasak 3 years ago from Western Australia Author

Thank you Raitu for your kind response, god bless:)


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Raitu Disong 3 years ago

You are most welcome Beata!


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thewritingowl 3 years ago from Ireland

That's lovely, glad I read it and where would I be without my soul mate?


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Beata Stasak 3 years ago from Western Australia Author

Happy you liked it and greetings to Ireland:)


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maramerce 2 years ago from United States

I believe we have multiple soul mates in life and not all of them are meant to be romantic or physical although many are romantic by nature and some do end up becoming physical. Soul mates serve a higher purpose, to grow us, strengthen us, and prepare us for our calling in life. They meet us at various stages of our personal journey and help us either to the next level of our climb or sustain us through a difficult time just before we get to the climb. The greater your destiny, the greater your number of soul mates in this world. I have an unusual destiny so I have had a larger volume of soul mates in my lifetime than just the average person. It takes a lot of lessons to build the kind of wisdom I have and it takes many relationships that are meant to either break you down or build you up at any given time to complete this kind of becoming. I always work hard on perfecting my soul. I welcome the experiences, both positive and negative, and take them as they come.


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Beata Stasak 2 years ago from Western Australia Author

Very beautifully said maramerce, I don't know how old you are but to me you seem like very old soul, welcome to my page and thank you for your reflection, I agree, you are right:) We meet various soulmates through life and connect in different ways but at one particular moment in life, at one stage of your personal journey you usually have one one...because if you have plenty soulmates at the same moment well they are then maybe your soul group, something like your congregation in your personal church:)

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