Who is the mirror of your soul?

From http://polysyllabicprofundities

“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.”

From “Eat, Pray, Love” by Elizabeth Gilbert

From http://eeella.deviantart.com

Look in your mirror and stay awake 😉


29 thoughts on “Who is the mirror of your soul?

  1. amberafrica says:

    Beautiful and so very true 🙂

  2. Thewitch says:

    Absolutely true!!

  3. I love this! It is so incredibly true!!

  4. lolsy254 says:

    Definitely my Mum, Gran and Best Friend!

    • Otrazhenie says:

      You are so lucky to have so many ‘mirrors’ in your life. Hope they will always be there the support you ad guide you whenever you need 🙂

  5. bkpyett says:

    Most interesting!

    • Otrazhenie says:

      When I came across this quote today, it struck me instantly as I never thought that way before. And it sounds so true. We all need such soul mates in our lives. Hope you have such soul mate in yours 🙂

  6. Blue290 says:

    Hopefully it’s our spouses, loved ones…but it’s probably our best friends we don’t have to live with. Mine is like that. No judgement, no secrets…etc. a romantic relationship (it’s a girl) would destroy all of that. 🙂

    • Otrazhenie says:

      Very interesting point. Once a person becomes a spouse or ‘romantic interest’, she/he gets a ‘stake’ in your life, gets his/her own ‘interest’ – can that ‘distort’ the mirror?

      Interestingly enough, the full quote goes like that: “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…”

      I was not sure about the last bit of that quote, therefore initially published only the first one. However I can see that point now.

  7. dliw canis says:

    Reblogged this on dliwcanis.

  8. satzie says:

    I came across this quote, long before and also read the part that you skipped. I disliked that part and hence didn’t post any part of it.
    However, after coming across this in your blog, i felt that the later part wouldn’t be true in all cases.
    And then i clicked on the like button 🙂

  9. FlorenceT says:

    People enter and leave our lives for a reason – as we change, so do our mirrors. To expect ONE soulmate in a lifetime may be unrealistic. It would indeed be magical if there is one soulmate capable of being our mirror for our entire lifetime.

  10. Mélanie says:

    @”Who is the mirror of your soul?” – our eyes, of course… 🙂

  11. Jenni says:

    Perfect description, really wonderful.

  12. adoreadoe says:

    Reblogged this on insaneliterary's Blog.

  13. FlorenceT says:

    Reblogged this on Rambling On and commented:
    “A true soul mate is a mirror…” Do you agree? Can you be your own soul mate?

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