There is an element of human psyche that is fascinated with romance. Romance conjures up ideas of finding the right person to spend and share your life with. Most people have come up with a term for this. The ‘Soul mate’, a term very romantic on its own accord. Movies from Hollywood to Bollywood alike have cashed millions in profits by luring people with such stories, of romance and soul mates and of course the cliché of happily ever after.
Romantic movies are harmless, and good for passing time, especially when they can provide people with an element of hope. Most people I know, especially my girl friends love romantic movies, or stories. This holds true for both the married tier of friends and the single ones. Some of my guy friends have also, albeit reluctantly, admitted to enjoying romantic movies from time to time. I however am one of those people who this does not hold true for. Whether fortunately or unfortunately, the mystery shall remain, I am not a romantic.
I believe in love. Eternal love for all of God’s creations, from the living to those that science has termed as ‘non-living’, but which I know has a spark of God in them. The stars, the ocean, the planets far away. The Earth beneath our toes, on which we walk every day, which gently holds us up so we can walk across it, feeds us with food, enchants us with breathtaking beauty through its landscapes. The air that lovingly wraps itself around us, making sure we have the sufficient amount of Oxygen to function, but doing it so selflessly that we all take it for granted. The butterflies and bees which tirelessly fly from tree to tree, pollinating the different flowers so they can bear fruit we can enjoy. Love for Allah, for providing us with such priceless blessings.
When it comes to relationships with people, I also believe in soul mates. My belief in soul mates is however much different from that of the majority of humanity. The common belief in soul mates encompasses the notion of finding one companion with whom to share everything in your life with, and eventually with whom you will live happily ever after. I believe in, dare I say it, more that one soul mate. This is because my whole perception of the idea of soul mates is different, and very spiritually inclined.
Allow me to elaborate. According to our destiny written by the Divine Hands, we have to undergo certain tests and learn important lessons in this lifetime. Soul mates are those souls who come in your life to help you teach an important lesson, or move you forward towards your life purpose. You may not know or acknowledge it, but these souls have specifically chosen to help you in this life time. They may come in your life for a short time span, a few years or a lifetime. Soul mates provide you with encouragement, hope through difficulty and sometimes can be harsh also, to make sure you learn what it is that will help you move forward. Our families are our soul mates, because we all have been specifically chosen and put together so we can offer love, help and support in our individual destinies. Friends are also our soul mates, who may last for a few days, a few years or a lifetime. When the reason the soul mate was in your life for has been fulfilled, they move on, or you move on. Similarly, someone may come in your life for a few minutes, and through general talk help you realize some important thing. This is also a soul mate, who though came in to your life for a split moment, had an important reason behind that ‘chance’ encounter. We should love those who have been part of our lives to help us grow, and learn what they are there to teach, so subtly yet through Divine intervention.
I am quite aware of the fact about how my belief in soul mates is vividly different from that of the majority of people. It is something that I hold to be true according to my own perception. Since we are on this topic, I would like to thank my soul mates for being a part of my life. Whether they came in my life for a moment, a medium time frame or a life time, and whether they even consciously realize it or not, I am grateful for the assistance provided to help me move forward on learning life’s lessons and fulfilling my life purpose. Thank you and God bless.