You will sometimes meet someone you believe is a soul mate; you feel the connection on many levels, perhaps instantly. And as you get to know each other more, you begin to feel the connection deepen and you feel that you must have an arrangement with this person that predated this lifetime.
Do not assume, however, that this soul connection necessarily means that you are meant to be happily together for this lifetime. It may be that you are meant to be friends and allies, helping each other out. It may be that you are going to help each other in ways that even involve conflict and separation, but with an end result that is beneficial to you. It may be that you are going to learn some lesson from each other and then go your separate ways.
Life goes through its different stages. And you never know exactly when a new stage will begin. One day you wake up and the old ways do not feel as comforting and warm as they once did. Things that you thought you would do for the rest of your life have suddenly lost their luster.
When this happens, allow it to be. Do not fight against the natural evolution of your life. Even if you have declared to others that this is the way you are, when the internal call comes to evolve to another stage, allow yourself to drop your old passions and dreams and take up new ones. It is not inconsistency or lack of commitment. It is part of a life that is freely evolving, as life should be.
After all, things are different now. You are different and the world around you has changed as well. It is perfectly natural that you would want to change how you spend your days.
Each moment exists for its time and then moves on into the past. And each moment that is, was the future a moment before, as time flows and your life passes, this precious life, this one life that you are living at the moment.
And so, in this flow of time and life, two things are true: one is that nothing is ever lost and you have chance after chance after chance, as this life flows into another and as you are lifted up into the great oneness in which there is no time passing, simply being. The other thing that is true at the same time is that this moment, this one right here, right now, is precious and unique, and there will never again, in this life or another to come, be another moment exactly like this one, where you and those around you are this exact manifestation of personality and body, where the sun and stars are exactly like this, where that leaf on that tree drifts down through the air in exactly this way.
Today, right now, let us take a journey into this moment, deeply into now, deeply into this well of peace and joy which is this moment and this moment only.
Let yourself drift down and down, deeply into this moment. Feel the past releasing. Feel your mind quieting as you cease all thought about tomorrow. Feel your tensions disappearing as you cease all worries. Feel the regret lifting from you as you abandon yesterday, letting it be as it was, letting go of hurts and disappointments, expectations unfulfilled, fears and doubts which kept you from doing what you had desired. Feel all of this lifting from you as you go deeper and deeper into this moment.
Breathe deeply as you immerse yourself into this place of now, this moment and this moment only. Come deeper and deeper, enveloped in the velvety presence, the soft enfolding oneness of being.
There are days when you are
mysteriously lifted by the flow, like catching a breeze, and all you need to do
is spread your wings and glide. There are days when you are climbing up a steep
mountain face with hands bleeding, wondering why this is your fate to struggle
so. And there are days when you reach the mountaintop and realize that the
effort and courage were worth it after
Life is all things that are, the so-called good and the so-called bad, the human condition and the wonders that go far beyond this mere mortal existence. Even fear and doubt are not bad, but are merely limits you place upon yourself.