Are soulmates more myth than reality?

An article in Huffington Post proffers nine “signs” that suggest you have found your soulmate but, like all myths, if you repeat the story often enough some people will believe it.

A brief comment:

Humans have always believed in the mystical, the mythical, the religious, the “alternative facts.” It’s as old as time, and it was true long before Greek mythology and remains true today. Just because someone says it’s true doesn’t make it so. Unless, it’s what you want to believe.

Stories and facts about soulmates get spun into people’s beliefs even though they’re  more myth than reality. Yes, there’s some reality, some evidence, but a few facts and stories do not make it a reality. Unless we want to believe we have a soulmate, whether we’re living blissfully with them or living hopefully to meet them.

The nine signs in the article are worth the read, all of which have merit – supported by impressive statements from not-so-impressive experts – but ask yourself if these characteristics are scientifically, biologically, psychologically, genetically based?

The so-called experts have a few mythical, airy-fairy, wishy-washy comments:

  • “They connect fervently on every level of being.” – Dr. Carmen Harra
  • “You feel confident that your partner is with you for the long haul.”– Tracy Steinberg (“dating expert”)
  • “There is usually a telltale sign that lets you know when true love has arrived – a voice in your head, a sense of recognition or a gut feeling that this is someone special to you.” – Rev. Laurie Sue Brockway

Are these proclamations simply a check list of wishes, traits we would like in the ideal mate? Sure, our mate might have a few but a few does not a soulmate make. Soulmates are few and far between or more likely they’re a mythical avatar, an abstract concept, or as the Ancient Hindus worshiped, some kind of divine creature. Does that sound like your guy or gal? Or just the one you’re hoping for?

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