10 Common Problems Old Souls Experience At Least Once In Their Life

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1. The inexperience of feeling truly understood.

Old souls can be seen as strange people because they often hold unconventional ideals and standards of living. They often feel a sense of separation from themselves and the “real world” because things like obtaining great wealth, owning a lot of expensive possessions, and other traits of living a materialistic lifestyle aren’t really an interest to them. In a world fueled by consumerism this can seem kind of weird to most people. Having a different set of expectations and ideas about living can make it hard to feel like anyone truly understands you and what drives you in life.

2. People don’t understand how easygoing and forgiving you can be at times.

Old souls tend to have a philosophical viewpoint about life and look at things on a larger spectrum. What does this mean? When problems arise and old souls are forced…

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Being in love is my nature.

Of everything I have seen,
it’s you I want to go on seeing:
of everything I’ve touched,
it’s your flesh I want to go on touching.
I love your orange laughter.
I am moved by the sight of you sleeping.

What am I to do, love, loved one?
I don’t know how others love
or how people loved in the past.
I live, watching you, loving you.
Being in love is my nature.

-Pablo Neruda

“Leaving is not…

“Leaving is not enough. You must stay gone. Train your heart like a dog. Change the locks even on the house he’s never visited. You lucky, lucky girl. You have an apartment just your size. A bathtub full of tea. A heart the size of Arizona, but not nearly so arid. Don’t wish away your cracked past, your crooked toes, your problems are papier mache puppets you made or bought because the vendor at the market was so compelling you just had to have them. You had to have him. And you did. And now you pull down the bridge between your houses, you make him call before he visits, you take a lover for granted, you take a lover who looks at you like maybe you are magic. Make the first bottle you consume in this place a relic. Place it on whatever altar you fashion with a knife and five cranberries. Don’t lose too much weight. Stupid girls are always trying to disappear as revenge. And you are not stupid. You loved a man with more hands than a parade of beggars, and here you stand. Heart like a four-poster bed. Heart like a canvas. Heart leaking something so strong they can smell it in the street.”

Frida Kahlo

Fall In Love With Someone, Regardless Of What They Do

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Shutterstock I’ve been noticing a lot of articles about loving specific types of people, from travelers to artists to servicemen and beyond. They’re all beautifully written and are intended to make the subject feel special.…

10 Ways To Find Happiness When You’ve Hit Rock Bottom

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I’ve been in some shitty situations in my life, to say the least. Who hasn’t, right? Some of them were of my own creation and others came straight out of left field and were nearly impossible to prepare for. Here’s a list of things I discovered that helped me find some relief during my, personal, rock bottom.

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1. Be nice to people.

Corny? Possibly. Underrated? You bet. If you can be kind through your dark times and not bite the unsuspecting heads off of innocent bystanders, you’ll find your personal happiness uplifted. It won’t pay your bills or fix your health, but it will give you some personal satisfaction and gratification. Plus, good karma is always nice.

2. Accomplish something

During low points, or mine at least, I felt like a total failure. I was simultaneously diagnosed with cancer and then fired from a job I had worked hard toward for…

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