what is a soul mate?

October 12, 2010 | filed under consider this, rewritable words | 3 Comments 

“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 that 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.
but to live with a soul mate forever? nah. too painful.
soul mates, they come into your life just to reveal another layer of yourself to you, and then they leave.”

– richard from texas, eat pray love

I wonder if this is a good start.