Posts Tagged ‘soulmates’

Sand in Your Hand

November 21, 2011

Recognizing that change and growth are as enriching as they are inevitable, they neither resist nor resent each other’s budding new interests and aspirations.

If we have the self-confidence and the wisdom to be the friend of our partner’s growth, then growth is no threat. If we set ourselves against it, we invite tragedy.
Nathaniel Branden

Viewing their life together as an ever-evolving adventure, they encourage each other to follow their bliss wherever it might lead.

Relationships—of all kinds—are like sand (more…)

Love Is Always Open Arms

November 20, 2011

"Sleeping Couple" by Ivan Koulakov (

Spiritual partners place no restrictions upon each other. They grant each other complete freedom to do whatever they like with whomever they choose.

Him that I love, I wish to be free—even from me.
Anne Morrow Lindbergh

First, however, they thoroughly discuss the (more…)

The Secret to a Lifelong Love Affair

November 15, 2011

Photo by Preston Palmer (

In a spiritual union, even when both partners’ love, loyalty, and support for each other are unconditional, the relationship will inevitably deteriorate unless each truly admires the other.

To love is to admire with the heart; to admire is to love with the mind.
Théophile Gautier

Admiration is the cornerstone of (more…)

Loving the Distance Between You and Your Partner

November 12, 2011

In romantic relationships, “opposites” often attract, although the contrasts in question are typically not opposites at all but rather complementary differences.

What counts in making a happy marriage is not so much how compatible you are, but how you deal with incompatibility.
George Levinger

We are drawn to those who possess qualities we admire and wish to possess for ourselves. Such a person may have a different temperament, sensibility, or lifestyle, or simply (more…)

Long Before I’m Tired of Watching You

November 4, 2011

Soulmates are certain that no one else in the history of the world has ever loved more truly, more madly, more deeply.

The lover is a monotheist who knows that other people worship different gods but cannot himself imagine that there could be other gods.
Theodor Reik

Romantic partners view each other like Jim Carrey’s character in Bruce Almighty learned to do. He had taken his girlfriend for granted but when God asks him if he wants her back, he selflessly (more…)

Divorced, Yes, But Soulmates Nonetheless

January 6, 2010

Leslie Parrish and Richard Bach

I just finished reading The Bridge Across Forever: A True Love Story, Richard Bach‘s intimate and revealing account of his love affair and marriage to actress Leslie Parrish. As a hopeless romantic, I enjoyed the book very much. I like Bach’s poetic style and his fearless dedication to connect with readers by sharing his deepest emotions.

Bach and Parrish were very much in love. In one of the workshops they presented together, Parrish gave this answer when asked about how somebody could recognize when they have found thier soulmate:

A soulmate is someone who has locks that fit our keys, and keys to fit our locks. When we feel safe enough to open the locks, our truest selves step out and we can be completely and honestly who we are; we can be loved for who we are and not for who we’re pretending to be. Each unveils the best part of the other. No matter what else goes wrong around us, with that one person we’re safe in our own paradise. Our soulmate is someone who shares our deepest longings, our sense of direction. When we’re two balloons, and together our direction is up, chances are we’ve found the right person. Our soulmate is the one who makes life come to life.

I was disappointed to learn that (more…)