Musing: Soul Mates

What is so great about unrequited love?

When I was first introduced to the concept of loving someone, without having even a shred of that love being returned, I was a little taken with that idea. It was not until I played with the dangerous fire of unrequited love that I didn't realize how badly one can get burned from that.

From what I've learned in my own experiences is that people are people, and sometimes they can be really stupid. So when it comes to the matters of the heart, it is better to listen to your inner voice. I don't know if you have one, but I have this nagging voice in my head (which oddly enough sounds like my sister) whenever I know I am making a wrong decision.

But this post isn't about wrong decision. This post is about something I've always believed in. Ever since I was a little girl. This post is about soul mates and happily ever afters.


I always thought my life would unfold like a fairy tale and my prince would come riding in his white horse. It took me quite some to realize I was not happy playing the damsel in distress and I wanted to be my own hero. It doing so, I am pretty sure I've pushed a lot of people away from me. But oh well...if there's anything I've learned in 2013, it is that you cannot be the only one fighting for love. Sometimes you have to let things go. If people are meant to be in your life, they will find a way back. If not, too bad. 

People think life is short. Honestly...life is long. People are too worried about tomorrow, to stop and enjoy today. They're so busy wondering what the end will be like - they miss the point of the middle. While getting married and settling down is definitely a part of life, the best bit about life is definitely finding your soul mate.

Sometimes it takes a frustratingly long time (take a cue from How I Met Your Mother's Ted Mosby) and sometimes they are right under your nose, and you don't seem to realize it. But other times they come into your life when you least expect it. 


One the first day of the new year, Sudeshna asked me, "What is the one thing you want to do before you die?"
It didn't take me even a minute to know what my answer would be, "Meet my soul mate."

Sudeshna is one of those people who doesn't believe in ever afters, soul mates or the concept of forever. How a thoroughly practical person like her became friends with a dreamer like me, is quite beyond my comprehension. But for me...I had only briefly stopped believing in forever. 

The truth is you can make yourself believe whatever you want: that you will die alone or that you are going to live happily ever after. For me, I strongly believe in the latter. 

All I know is, I am going to find my soul mate one day. 


Life is long. So take it one day at a time... It's okay to be on your own. Enjoy this time...chances are, you might not get/want it back when you finally settle down. ^_^

Have a wonderful weekend, people!!! 

8 comments:

  1. I'm not practical. I have given up on finding him for the moment .... :-D

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  2. Thank you for this one, you know why. Love you loads :) <3

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  3. the part about letting go, that is quite a bitter truth... I don't really think I will grow up enough to face that... But it was really refreshing to read... Thanks :)

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