The idea of meeting your soulmate is often brushed off as silly, like believing in fairytales, but the truth is that the concept of the soulmate is woven deeply throughout the fabric of our society. According to a Marist poll 73% of Americans believe in soulmates! That means most of us are truly looking for “the one.”
But are soulmates made or are they born? The answer depends very much on who you ask. Psychologists may argue that by working on a relationship you can cultivate a soulmate, while spiritual guides may tell you that your partner was born to be with you.
So which is it?
The answer may be as simple as understanding what you yourself believe. Do you believe there’s one person out there for you? Then you’ll probably eventually find that person. Do you believe you need to cultivate a soulmate? Then that is probably what will happen. The important thing is to remind yourself that finding the right person for you is more important than whether it was destiny or hard work that led you to one another.
The key is to be open to learning about anyone you connect with, and to be willing to consider that they may be “the one.” Few people think a lightning bolt will zap them with the knowledge that they’ve found their soulmate. It’s going to be a leap of faith for anyone to decide that they’ve found the person they’re meant to be with, no matter whether they believe soulmates are born or soulmates are made.
So be open, listen to your heart, trust yourself, and you may just find your soulmate!