Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Soul Mate

"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's 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."

~~ Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat Pray Love
Thanks, Tom. You are mine and I will forever be grateful.

Keep smacking me awake, lover.

9 comments:

tony said...

It's The Shock Of Recognition?When you meet Someone for the first time.........but they repond in a timeless fashion.'like they have known you forever..........

Cherie said...

That's how it was for us too, Tony. Exactly.

tshsmom said...

L and I serve that purpose in each other's lives too. Isn't it great having someone you can be brutally honest with and still love them in the morning? ;)

Sandy's Notes said...

Isn't Eat Pray Love a wonderful book? I've read it once and now I want to read it again!

You are one very fortunate lady to have found your soul mate!

Cherie said...

Tshs: It's a beautiful thing.

Sandy: It's definitely one to re-read, I agree. I'll bet it makes you remember your trip to Italy with fondness and longing.

And, yes, I am. Thanks!

cecily said...

I was reading a lent reflection (still am) and the author talked about why we need to reflect on Jesus and his death... he said we tend to avoid thinking about the crucifixion because when we do we see ourselves reflected there. And it isn't pretty seeing ourselves in the perfected humanity of Jesus, because all our imperfections show up so clearly. What reminded me of this was the author's lead in... he says his wife is a mirror. In her reactions to his actions he sees what an ass he is sometimes etc etc. Ya... Frank sure helps me see who I really am. (And Jesus too!)

Cherie said...

When Jesus holds his mirror up to me, I am Isaiah - undone. A puddle of steam. Thanks for offering your reflections here, Cecily. You gave me something to think about.

Gin said...

I remember when I discovered that with Morgan. Always had heard that your spouse would be your best friend, but it was different than that. We'd go to the coast together, or watch a movie, or just hang out but it wasn't like doing those things with my best friend. It was like doing them with myself - my whole self, the other part of which I'd been missing before. What a gift!

Cherie said...

Gin: You've always been wise beyond your years - thanks for sharing!