This term has surfaced in a big way especially amongst those of us who seem disconnected with their own selves, disgruntled with their life choices, often resorting to relating better with someone else (usually from outside their realm of acquaintances) ; even with a stranger in a pub! But then, why this quest? Why is the most intelligent being on this earth bogged down with a trivial pursuit like – wanting someone else to discover and identify with your soul ! A puzzling phenomenon, but is it necessary? Someone said:
“Before you look for your soulmate, find your soul first”Anonymous
When was the last time you found your soul and came face to face with it? Looking at yourself steadily for sometime in the mirror and smiling at yourself is the easiest way to come face to face with it. Have you tried this? You will realise that your smile fades away sooner than expected, you look at the person in the mirror and wonder…Who is this?! Try to gauge the face objectively, as you go way past the facial features, the eyes, the thoughts and the expressions that speak out to you- will appear far removed…like it’s a stanger in the mirror. Believe me, its like meeting a new someone. At times the eyes tear up! Am I feeling sorry for the person in the mirror? What can I change?
That’s how I try and discover my lost self sometimes… Its an exercise at soul search and self realisation… Mirrors and mirroring aspects of nature are probably there to help us with this awareness. Before I start on the quest for the meaning of life ( a pre ordained stage in life ☺️) good to know that I can meet with my soul at times… how about you?
PS- Chanced upon this beautiful poem from long back…