A lot of misconceptions lie between a soul mate and that of a life partner.A life partner is a companion whom you trust and depend on during your life.And a soulmate is someone who comes into your life to teach you, improve you, push you and transform you into a higher state of being and mindfulness.
Here are 5 differences between a soulmate and life partner:
1. A soul mate fulfills a lesson in your life.
Masked as friends, family members, and lovers soulmates can enter your life. They fill a passion and desire that needs to be learned.A soul mate usually exits the picture, once the assignment and guidance are achieved, generally leaving an unbelievable amount of heartache.
Unlike the soulmate, a life partner sticks around regardless of what obstructions and challenges are ahead. A life partner has similar interests in your life. This person is the cheerleader, the pillar of strength and support that encourages you to take risks.
2. There is a huge difference in soul connections.
The relationships are intense and full of transitions. Soulmates have a deep connection through heart and consciousness. They hit the ego and bring about turmoil.Usually, these beautiful experiences end in broken hearts. Soul mates bring with them karmic lessons that need to be completed in this substance.
When there are self-love and acceptance, the life partners arrive at that moment. You no longer need to fulfill an emptiness that cannot be explained. These partners join you with similar stories.
“A soulmate’s purpose is to shake you up, tear apart your ego a little bit, show you your obstacles and addictions, break your heart open so new light can get in, make you so desperate and out of control that you have to tranform your life.” ~ Elizabeth Gilbert
3. There is an attraction that goes beyond this timeline.
You feel as if you have known them forever when you meet your soulmate. You know each other and have similar ways of thinking. Your childhoods have identical stories. This is where the intensity of soul mates starts. There is a “knowing” that magnetically attracts you to each other. since there are levels of mirroring one another: the flaws and habits these relationships can be chaotic and destructive.
Whereas, life partners come from varied paths and backgrounds. Love grows with each passing day.The differences enhance the emotional connection. You want to know more and learn from each other. You feel at ease in their presence, and this turns into a friendship that is profound and everlasting.
“Important encounters are planned by the souls long before the bodies see each other.” ~ Paulo Coelho
4. A soul mate knows you intuitively.
Soulmates do not need words to convey their ideas and emotions. There is a higher connection between thinking and feeling. You know each others’ thoughts and desires. They have been where you are. They know how it is to feel a special way.
Life partners crave to learn the other’s values and are attracted to one another physically. Rather than an emotional one driven by soulmates full of highs and lows, the relationship is based on logical and intellectual stimulation.
5. When you meet your soulmate, you have just had a huge life experience.
When something needs gets to closure soulmates arrive at that particular time. Amazing lessons come from these relationships. The love that is shared is ecstatic and sometimes full of hard obstacles. These two people are trying to find footing in a relationship that brings out the best and worst in each other.
The relationship with a life partner is natural. It begins without work. There is just right now. It continues to connect with the current day-to-day events. There is no past or future stories that manipulate the union. Because both sides are ready to create a oneness while remaining in their own individuality and authenticity these relationships have healthy marriages.
The biggest difference between a life partner and a soulmate is that one is a choice and the other one is not. It is quite possible that your soulmate can also be your life partner. And, it is also possible that the relationship with a life partner can become a profound soul connection.There is no better or worst in these two types of relationships.
“Your soul mate makes you feel entirely intact, like no piece is missing from the puzzle. A life partner, on the other hand, can be a great supporter and long-time companion, but is limited in his or her capacity to enrich your spirit.” ~ Dr. Carmen Harra