Daniel (dankressman) wrote,
Daniel
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Notable Passage

Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert

Elizabeth:
"...but I think the reason it's so hard for me to get over this guy is because I seriously believed David was my soulmate."

Richard:
"He probably was. Your problem is you don't understand what that word means. People think a soulmate is your perfect fit, and that's what everyone wants. But a true soulmate is a mirror, the person who shows you everything that's holding you back, the person who brings you to your own attention so you can change your life. A true soulmate 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 soulmate forever? Nah. Too painful. Soulmates, they come into your life just to reveal another layer of yourself to you, and then they leave. And thank God for it. Your problem is, you just can't let this one go. It's over... David's purpose was to shake you up... tear apart your ego a little bit, show you your obstacles and addictions, break your heart open so new light could get in, make you so desperate and out of control that you HAD to transform your life, then... beat it."
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