This post is informed by the ideas shared by, Sheila Prakash
“You, yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.” ~Buddha
Her answer started to make me think. How many of us have spent endless hours and years trying to find our true love, the one who will finally find us and make all that time we waited worth it—ultimately, our soul mate?
This is true. We spend countless time of happiness and tears trying to find our "soulmate". We brand ourselves as incomplete with a goal of finding our "other half". But a good question is, has our soulmate been within us all along?
Is our soulmate ourselves?
As Prakash said, sometimes, "we use so much of our time waiting and searching for someone else to fill us up and love us that we forget how much love we all already have inside that is patiently waiting to be released. We could find that missing piece if we turn inward and remember how special and beautiful we are in our core."
But more often, we forget how to release this innate gift and fall into our own joy and divinity. We forget to connect to our power within ourselves.
Searching for our other half creates this notion that we are not complete without someone else. This belief gives us the independent power within us away.
It's time to reclaim that power and fall back in love with ourselves. When we focus on on self-love, we learn ourselves again. We learn what we want and what we don't want that if the right person comes along... there's no settling. I believe this false notion allows us to ignore our true potential and avoid taking responsibility for our own love and happiness.
Prakash notes that "we are quick to welcome all the “beautiful” and “good” aspects of ourselves, while avoiding the “bad” and “unacceptable” pieces within us."
Practicing self-love includes loving the good, the bad and the ugly. We would welcome our "soulmate" with open arms regardless of what they bring to the table so why don't we have the same acceptance towards ourselves?
So, where do we find this amazing soul mate? I think it is the meeting place of pure divinity and humanness within us.
This valentines day in the light of quarantine, let's date ourselves. Let's take care of ourselves. Let our mind, body and soul connect and find yourself again.
The mate of your soul is already here, it is you. Original article: