About Love and Soul Mates

We were looking at soul mates as a topic for this blog, but decided to save that for another time.  In the process of looking, Rita came across a list of quotes on the subjects of love and soul mates.  The following are some that we liked because they were either profound or made us laugh.  You will recognize many of the authors of the quotes.

Rather than being about excitement and lust, a soul mate relationship is characterized by such things as a shared life path, a sense of comfort and ease, and a genuine liking of each other.
Katherine Woodward Thomas

A soulmate is someone who has locks that fit our keys, and keys to fit our locks. When we feel safe enough to open the locks, our truest selves step out and we can be completely and honestly who we are; we can be loved for who we are and not for who we’re pretending to be. Each unveils the best part of the other.  Our soulmate is the one who makes life come to life.
Richard Bach

Love is a temporary madness, it erupts like volcanoes and then subsides. And when it subsides, you have to make a decision. You have to work out whether your roots have so entwined together that it is inconceivable that you should ever part. Because this is what love is.
Louis de Bernieres

Maybe our girlfriends are our soulmates and guys are just people to have fun with.
Candace Bushnell

I loved him as we always love for the first time; with idolatry and wild passion.
Candide

I love you not only for what you are, but for what I am when I am with you. I love you not only for what you have made of yourself, but for what you are making of me. I love you for the part of me that you bring out.
Roy Croft

Love does not consist in gazing at each other, but in looking outward together in the same direction.
Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Anyone can be passionate, but it takes real lovers to be silly.
Rose Franken

People think a soul mate is your perfect fit, and that’s what everyone wants. But a true soul mate is a mirror, the person who shows you everything that is holding you back, the person who brings you to your own attention so you can change your life.
Elizabeth Gilbert

Love is the condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own.
Robert Heinlein

To love someone deeply gives you strength. Being loved by someone deeply gives you courage.
Lao Tzu

Love is like a friendship caught on fire. In the beginning a flame, very pretty, often hot and fierce, but still only light and flickering.  As love grows older, our hearts mature and our love becomes as coals, deep-burning and unquenchable.
Bruce Lee

A soulmate is the one person whose love is powerful enough to motivate you to meet your soul, to do the emotional work of self-discovery, of awakening.
Kenny Loggins

We cannot really love anybody with whom we never laugh.
Agnes Repplier

Love is the passionate dance between two hearts. It is to believe in the dream, and together make it real.
Sylvana Rossetti

You know you’re in love when you can’t fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.
Dr. Seuss

Distance makes the heart grow fonder, and familiarity breeds contempt. According to this my soul mate should be in Thailand.
Jason Zebehazy

The new female and the new male are partners on a journey of spiritual growth. They want to make the journey. Their love and trust keep them together. Their intuition guides them. They consult with each other. They are friends. They laugh a lot. They are equals. That is what a spiritual partnership is: a partnership between equals for the purpose of spiritual growth.
Gary Zukav

Love and relationships are complex and always beyond our complete understanding.  Each of these quotes helps us to think about them from another point of view.  Each touches our experience in some way, yet each is only a tiny piece of what we know about relationship and love from our own marriage.  We hope you found something that touches your heart and something to make you smile.

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About Rita & Bob Boeke

Rita Boeke has experience teaching scripture and with her husband Bob has experience in enriching marriages through workshops and retreats. They post a weekly blog at thewonderofmarriage.com and co-authored Forever and a Day: An Invitation to Create a Marriage that Lasts a Lifetime.
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