Do you believe in soulmate? Or have you found one?
Here is a thread that contains a poll and a discussion altogether that pertains to the questions above. And if one does not believe in any sort of and / or does not feel like participating in here, you may stop reading this thread.
It’s surprising to know though that a sub-forum like the “Matters of the Heart” has no thread about the said concept. And I don’t even know either whether there had been one existed in the past and been purposely removed.
Anyway, in this thread, I won’t say a thing or two whether I affirm anything or otherwise mainly because I’m the host here. Seriously speaking, I leave the discussions up to all of you guys. And this is one thing that I’ve been doing ever since--for the sake of impartiality.
You can cast your vote now and post your answer here. Whether you believe or not, you have to justify it or, better yet, you may share your experience.
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Those who say YES:
It's all on you
If you aren't a spiritual person and don't believe in the concept, you will want to stop reading this now.
My conjecture lies in between in this argument, but I believe it belongs in the Yes column because I do believe that The One, while not fated, does exist for every soul. My ideas in all matters stem from the fact that humans are three parts; body, soul, mind, and that there is a God who (1) created the physical universe and then let it take it's natural course, (2) devised and implemented the mind of persons, and (3) constructed souls individually at the time of conception. From this, I believe that all souls are connected on a time spanning "soul web". An important part of my position is that the life we live now is not the life we are meant for forever. Speaking towards that end, I believe all souls are created with specific "empathies", or connections to certain other souls that are stronger than others. This all leads to the possibility of a soul mate. I believe that every person has several of these "empathies", with souls who are placed in our world at an overlapping time period (part of the Grand Design and it's influence on the human condition), in which they will encounter in some form each of the souls with which they share a "special empathy" connection. Depending on the person you've chosen to become at that point in your life, the connection at that point in time will be stronger or weaker. All of this rambling leads to my main point: if you and a given person with whom you share a "special empathic connection" with have both lead lives that increased the presence of that connection in you meet, you have met your soul mate. I also you believe you know it when it happens. Maybe at first sight, or first kiss, or first deep conversation, but there is a first where you realize that you've met the person your soul was made for, your mind built towards, and your body prepared for. If these things are true at the time of meeting and an effort is made to continue growing in love, a true unbreakable soulbond will be made, and you will both have found The One.
This was very ramble-y so I apologize for that. A side note, relationships are necessary biologically for the continuation of our species, and an effort at love will always make that easier. So, I don't think that many people end up with their soul mate. I also think that that's perfectly fine and natural and healthy, as you will still have forever to find the soul that belongs with you.
Those who say NO:
Not at all.
We are animals. Like monkeys dogs etc. love is just a mechanism to survive makes aren't even designed to be monogamous there designed to spread their seed as much as possible. Even females aren't wholly monogamous. There's much more scientific evidence but if that isn't enough, how about people with Down syndrome, severe mental illnesses, or extreme ugliness, they are very unlikely to get a mate especially the very mentally challenged. What if a person was brought up in a environment with no humans would they still have a "soul mate" or even like humans? Ok that argument is a little extreme but soul mates are a fictional thing that arise from culture and do not exist otherwise
Edited by FleurDeLune, 24 June 2017 - 05:00 PM.