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Old 09-07-2002, 11:33 PM   #1
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Do you believe in soul mates?

I was reading an article in this morning's paper with extracts from Deepak Chopra's thoughts on soulmates.
Everything he had to say was very interesting and he basically believes that what we did in our past will affect who we meet and how we interact with others in the future.
He goes by that common love principle, that no person can ever find a soul mate unless they truly love themselves and give themselves over completely.

So you believe we do have a soul mate?
That one person you connect so spiritually, emotionally, mentally and physically with?
Do you think we can have more than one soul mate in a lifetime?
Do you believe that if we find a soul mate, and then lose them over whatever circumstances, that we can find that true pure love again?

I'm really interested in what people think about this and whether they think its a whole lot of tripe, or you should go with that whole "love the one you're with" concept.
Lastly, do we ask too much or shoot for something unattainable if we do want to find a soul mate?

Your thoughts please...
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Old 09-07-2002, 11:50 PM   #2
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Re: Do you believe in soul mates?

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He goes by that common love principle, that no person can ever find a soul mate unless they truly love themselves and give themselves over completely.
I think of John as my soulmate, but if one is to go by that reasoning, then no. I don't love myself. I never will. I don't understand how a person can love themself. I've never understood people who tell me you can't truly love another until you love yourself.
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Old 09-08-2002, 12:13 AM   #4
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BC, I believe loving oneself means accepting yourself for who you are, warts and all and finally realizing that you are a beautiful person, inside and out.
Its nothing to do with being self obsessed or thinking you are king pin.
I guess on that philosophy, its more talking about the notion of letting another know you and see you for who you truly are. Its allowing yourself to be vulnerable and letting down the walls, and veils that we try to hide ourselves beneath.
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Can I just ask why this was moved?
I put it in FYM for a reason.
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it wasn't political enough

you should throw some stuff in about the United States, God and Satan
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i thought that forum was about spirituality too, and i was hoping to get some good discussion that goes on in there, rather than see this fall off the page tomorrow here.
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i understand why you did, and i think it was perfectly acceptable for FYM; i can't answer why it was moved, and i don't know who moved it
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Yes.


In fact, I believe we are all meant to have more than one.

Having one person to look for is too constricting, we gotta have options.
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It seems the term "soulmate" is used to describe a lover. Do you think a soulmate HAS to be a significant other? Could a soulmate also be a sibling, a good friend, etc.? Not on the physical level that one would have with a significant other, of course, but spiritually, emotionally, and mentally?
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One can have many soulmates in a lifetime. It does not have to be limited to a romantic relationship, either. I'm not really clear on what Mr Chopra means when he says one has to love oneself first in order to get (earn? appreciate?) a soulmate, but I think you can have a soulmate no matter what level your self-esteem is. My personal take on this is that a soulmate is someone you respect greatly, someone whom you wish you could be on the same level with -- yet you know you are both of the same mold. If that makes any sense. Something else I believe is that your kinship with your soulmate never diminishes with Time. It will be like viewing the great Mona Lisa and experiencing awe -- the feeling will still be there when you view the painting decades later.
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yes

but there isn't just one
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i thought that forum was about spirituality too, and i was hoping to get some good discussion that goes on in there, rather than see this fall off the page tomorrow here.
I'll move this back to FYM for you, Cowgirl. It's up to those mods if they want to send it back here, though!
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i believe that someday, my prince in shinning armor will come and take me away on his unicorn. santa better bring me something good this christmas.
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