“We have a natural tendency to assume that a remarkable chemistry between two souls is confirmation that they are meant to be together.
In the heat of profound feelings, it seems counter-intuitive to imagine ourselves separate from our beloved. But chemistry and longevity are not necessarily bedfellows. Just because we feel earth-shatteringly alive with someone doesn’t mean they are supposed to be our life partner. They may have come for a very different reason – to awaken us, to expand us, to shatter us so wide open that we can never close again. Perhaps they were sent from afar to polish the rough diamond of our soul before vanishing into eternity. Better we surrender our expectations when the beloved comes.
(S)he may just be dropping in for a visit. Is the kettle on?
// Jeff Brown
Taken from An Uncommon Bond