I read a quote which said … “the couples that are ‘meant to be’ are the ones who go through everything that is meant to tear them apart and come out even stronger than they were before”. It resonated with me.
I guess too, that’s what makes a relationship or not.
I friend then posted the following by Arielle Ford, which, equally got me thinking …
“After a few (or many) bad relationships, it’s so easy to shut down, give up, and stop believing that the right person is out there for us. Our hearts yearn to fall in love, but our minds insist it’s not possible, and we enter into a tug-of-war with ourselves. It’s as if one part of us is screaming, Yes! I deserve a great relationship! While another part insists, I’ll never find him or her. When our beliefs contradict our desires, we experience an inner conflict that not only paralyzes us, but can actually prevent us from recognizing the possibilities for love that exist all around us.
The universal Law of Attraction states that we draw to us those people, events, and circumstances that match our inner state of being. In other words, we attract experiences that are consistent with our beliefs. If we believe that there is plenty of love in the world and we are worthy of giving and receiving that love, we will attract a different quality of relationships than someone who believes in scarcity or feels unworthy of happiness. If we believe the world is a loving and friendly place, then most of the time that will be our experience. If we believe the world is a chaotic, stressful, and fearful place, then eventually that will become our reality. So, believing and knowing that your soul mate is out there is a critical first step in the formula for manifesting him or her into your life.”
I was like, WOW.
I’ve had three long-term relationships, and thought the last one was my soul mate and indeed it resulted in a marriage. But, life had a different lesson for me.
I’ve been single a while now and had actually given up on meeting anyone else, more so through “can’t be bothered”. But, now and then like the weekend gone … something ignites inside me, that gives me hope.
Hope that, there is someone ‘out there’ for all of us.
IF I find him, I’ll let you know 😮
Take care, Max.