Soulmates & 'The One'


The One is “The One” because you say so.

We all want a soulmate.
“The One.”

Your perfect partner who can read your mind + finish your sentences.
We want fate + fireworks.

But believing in predetermined destiny is limiting.
It leaves little room for adventure + what life may want to give you.
What if The One isn’t who you thought they would be?

Love isn’t always syrupy sweet kisses + walking off into the sunset.
Sometimes the purpose of a soulmate is to tear down your walls, shake you awake, reveal new parts of yourself.

They become a mirror that exposes new dimensions of you,
parts that you may relish in or shrink from.
Soul-mates give you the opportunity to notice personal obstacles.
And then actually do something about them.

They can force you to your own leading edge.
To grow.

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