Not long ago, I casually mentioned to someone it was possible in life to have more than one Great Love. That remark astonished them.
I discovered there were at least two reasons they felt astonished. In the first place, it’s what they’d been taught. They’d been taught every person has a soul mate and the task of each of us is to find our soul mate — but that we only have one.
No one had ever told them you might have more than one.
In the second place, they had emotionally invested in the notion we have one soul mate in life. It was a source of comfort and hope to them, for it meant they might someday find that person, along with love and happiness.
Well, for what it’s worth, I’ve known people who’ve found more than one Great Love in their lives. I’m not trying to say soul mates are a dime a dozen here, but I’d recommend folks keep an open mind about how many they might find. Life has a way of surprising us.
Just a late night thought.