In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Yin to My Yang.”
A quick google search will give you hundreds of descriptions or ideas of what a soul mate is. I’ve heard people describe a soul mate as being “the one”. As if there were only one for each person and if you never met them then you were out of luck. This is such a limited and sad view of the world. There are billions of people on the planet and infinite possibilities. There could be many people who are a good fit for each other but each person would lead to a different life outcome. But that person would be the right person for that outcome to occur.
So, how do I define soul mate? For starters, thanks to the BBC, I associate the word mate with friend. I see this word and think, soul friend. In this case I already have many soul mates. Primarily I consider my siblings, parents, and godparents my soul mates. These soul friends are people who share similar beliefs, we challenge each other, we grow together, we can be silly together, we create together, we encourage each other, and we support each other to live fully for God. This is what I would look for in a life partner (or what others would define as a soul mate). The only difference is that my life partner will be all that plus some romance.