Elizabeth Gilbert Talks Love and Soul Mates

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Posted August 3, 2012 by Marcy Twete in Life After Five

It’s Friday afternoon, and whether you’re taken or single, your mind may be on love this weekend. If you’re in a relationship, perhaps you’re spending quality time with your significant other. If you’re single, maybe you’re looking forward to an event or a date where you might meet that special someone. That’s why I was so thankful when MindBodyGreen reminded me of an incredible passage from Elizabeth Gilbert’s Eat, Pray, Love.

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 is 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. 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 leave.

A soul mates purpose is to shake you up, tear apart your ego a little bit, show you your obstacles and addictions, break your heart open so new light can get in, make you so desperate and out of control that you have to transform your life, then introduce you to your spiritual master…

Career Girls, make the most of your weekend and the end of this summer to rekindle, rematch, look for, and discover your soul mates – in your spouses, your family, your friends, and yourself.


About the Author

Marcy Twete

Marcy Twete is the author of "You Know Everybody! A Career Girl’s Guide to Building a Network That Works" and a career expert who believes in order to be empowered in your career, you must be surrounded with resources and a network that both supports and challenges you. Marcy began her own networking journey as a professional fundraiser in the nonprofit industry, honed those skills as a fundraising consultant, and in 2012 networked her way to nearly 1 million readers as the CEO of the professional development website Career Girl Network.

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