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Do You Believe In Plato's Soul-Mate Theory

Plato's theory was that each human being is part of one soul. He believed that the soul was "split-apart" and separated, and since that time the two halves have been searching for each another so they can join together and regain their sense of original wholeness. Actually that is only a small part of his theory, it is much more convoluted than that.

The story is based around appeasing the God’s and splitting souls apart as punishment, leaving only the navel as a point of connection to each other. Perhaps because that is where the umbilical cord attaches us to life.

I wonder about the polarities of life and how we are one part of the whole; masculine and feminine. Are we then basically incomplete because we are only one half of the whole, or do we need to find the other aspects within our-self?

Opposites tend to bring opposite perspectives and understandings to the ones we usually gravitate towards. There are obvious benefits from this as it allows us to explore avenues we may not have considered without the ‘other half’ showing us. Sometimes the opposite perspective resonates and sometimes it does not.

Not all males and females understand each other or even like each other, so there must be something else that connects and attracts the male and female energies to each other to be compatible.

‘It is said that when the two find each other, there is an unspoken understanding of one another, that they feel unified and would lie with each other in unity and would know no greater joy than that’ Wikipedia

Do you feel that you have found your ‘other half’? Did you feel incomplete without a partner? As with all polarities there is a clash. Since they are opposites there seems to be a clash; for example, hot and cold, peace and violence, love and hate. Perhaps then it is set up that male and female relationships will intrinsically clash because of their very nature of being opposites.

No relationship is without some compromise, disagreement or mis-understanding. However, we have always been told the ‘happily ever after’ story. I wonder if that has led to so many failed relationships, as we search for the perfect man or woman to make us complete. Like the theory, which seems very mythical in its depiction, have we latched on to the myth of perfection and completeness through another?

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