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Is There Such a Thing as a Soul Mate?
by Karen J. Cino   
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Last edited: Tuesday, October 25, 2005
Posted: Tuesday, October 25, 2005

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I wrote this article many years ago and am honored to know that it is still circulating on the internet.

Is There Such a Thing as a Soul Mate?

by Karen J. Cino

The number one thing on almost every woman’s wish list is finding the man of her dreams, her soul mate. It has been questioned throughout the years if there is such a person out there or was the word soul mate dreamt up as a myth to keep the passion inside a person alive. The other question is how does one know when that special someone comes waltzing into his or her lives?

Throughout the years, and still today, it is the women who dwells on finding the perfect man and the perfect relationship. But quite the contrary, there is no such thing as a perfect relationship. Sure every relationship starts out with a bang. The newness, getting to know the person and just the passion that explodes the first few times. As two people get to know each other and become comfortable with one another their relationship begins to change. However, when you’re with your soul mate, your relationship doesn’t change, it gets stronger by the day.

Most women will agree that you know when you found that perfect someone. It is true that it takes time for love to build between two people and a lot of people don’t believe in love at first sight. Call me a romantic, however, I truly believe that when you meet that special someone that you are destined to be with in life, there is an unspoken bond between those two people from the moment they meet. It is a certainty that only happens once in a lifetime.

Usually it happens when you least expect it and when it happens you are sweep off your feet in a totally different dimension. In most cases, it is a man that is the opposite of what you are looking for.

As you get older, your priorities change and the search becomes harder. Time and time you read in the paper or hear on television people say it just happened, that they weren’t looking for it. But in effect, this is true . It will happen at any given time or place. And when you fall, you fall hard and you never recover.

The relationship with this person goes beyond sexual expectations. It is built on love, communication and understanding. The best way to explain this phenomena is that you would be willing to risk your own life to save his. If this is so, than the following statement will prove that you have indeed met your life long companion; your soul mate:

If you can honestly say that it wasn’t the physical contact that led you to him, but the love inside his heart, then you are lucky to have found that special one. No one can ever replace him in your heart.

Copyright Karen J.Cino 2001

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Reviewed by Samuel Felix (Reader) 12/5/2011
Please proof read a little more. Phenomena is the plural of phenomenon.
Reviewed by Stuart McCallum 8/6/2008
Fabulous article Karen, your words ring true to me. I met my soul mate Lisa, over twenty years ago....and I would risk my life to save my beautiful anytime, any day, anywhere. To have met our special person we are indeed fortunate.

Stay happy and well, Stuart
Reviewed by Ace Antonio Hall 2/7/2008
Very interesting. I agree with your viewpoints. Thank you for sharing.
Reviewed by Willie Maartens 1/25/2008
My wife and I will be married for 35 years next December. We have our ups and downs, but I can't think of a life without her. My parents were married for 60 years and when my mother died (February 2006) peacefully in her sleep; we knew that my father will follow soon. Which he did peacefully too, 15 months later (May 2007). They are happily united again - I am sure! Soul mates? Willie.
Reviewed by Mary Coe 8/19/2007
Excellent write. Very interesting article. I believe that some are lucky enough to find that one special person, the soul mate. I believe that some search a life time and never find it. They'll find someone, but not necessarily that soul mate. I have been married to the same guy for 41 years. We had our ups and downs. At one point we came very close to a divorce. I can honestly say that it was the physical attraction that drew my attention to him at first. Later, it developed into much more. At first it was physical attraction that led me to him. He didn't even have a car but he was so cool! We were both super young. I met him in my living room. He came by with his brother-in-law, who was a friend of the family.
Reviewed by Veronica Hosking 5/11/2006
I believe in soul mates - I've known mine for over 15 years now.
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 4/1/2006
I certainly believe in the concept, Karen. Someone recently described love this way:

"Love has a different tune: I love you, therefore you are free to do as you wish. My love says you cannot do any wrong in my sight. My love says you cannot hurt me for it would not wish to make you responsible for the way I feel. My love says I am here for you if you want me, or I can be gone if that is what you wish. My love does not depend on your performance to exist - it depends entirely on a choice I make, moment by moment. My love accepts that you may even come to hate me for what I am and it is strong enough not to compromise itself to please you. My love cannot be manipulated. My capacity to love is infinite and is not bound by your feelings or desires."

And then there's this about friendship:

"Some people come into our lives and quickly go.
Some stay a while and leave footprints on our hearts.
And we are never, ever the same."

Thank you for sharing your thoughts, Karen. Love and peace to you,

Reviewed by Debra Conklin 10/30/2005
I believe we all have that one 'someone' that stays in our hearts throughout the years, even though we have loved and been in love with others. That 'someone' will become a part of us and over the years the spark will never die, just lie quietly in the embers until it is reignited and the flame burns brightly again.

Reviewed by m j hollingshead 10/29/2005
interesting article
Reviewed by Monette Bebow-Reinhard (Reader) 10/26/2005
Beautifully said. I don't quite agree with the certainty part, that it only happens once in a lifetime. We need to know the nature of the soul to understand what a soul actually is to know this. And I like to think that those who lose their soul mates to death have a chance of finding another such relationship someday.

Communication + understanding can lead to love but there must be more - that feeling of familiarity, almost as if you know what he'll say next.

I liked your take on it, though, especially the last paragraph.
Reviewed by Rosemarie Skaine 10/26/2005
Excellent write. R
Reviewed by Shoma Mittra 10/26/2005
I think most of us believe in the soulmate concept and some few among us are lucky to found our othher halves; What intrigues me is your line - 'Throughout the years, and still today, it is the women who dwells on finding the perfect man and the perfect relationship'. Nature made the male species to procreate and spread his seeds and the woman to nurture; so I suppose the man does not seek a soulmate as fervently women do....
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