Is your soul mate pre-determined before you’re even born? What if a clock could count you down to the very moment you meet this so-called soul mate? In the movie “Timer”, that is exactly what happens. A timer is implanted in the your wrist and promises to accurately display the number of days, hours, minutes, and seconds until you are going to meet your soul mate – “THE ONE”. I’ll admit it – the romantic in me loves the idea. Every other part of me totally thinks the movie is full of crap. More on that in a moment.
The main character in the movie – Oona – is almost 30, and her timer is blank because her soul mate hasn’t yet installed a timer. In order for hers to count down, he has to have one, too. We see Oona taking men she’s dating who are “timer free” and persuading them to install their own timer to see if hers will begin its countdown and/or beep when his is installed. (Meaning: he’s the one!). Instead of enjoying the men she was dating and savoring the relationships & letting herself love, she was just living for her “one and only” and not having much fun in the process.
I don’t think a soul mate is our “one and only”. Sure, the person you fall in love with can be one of our soul mates. I think of a soul mate as more of a karma mate. Someone with whom you have a soul agreement with to grow together on a soul level.
Soul mates are people who impact our lives and help us find out who we are – sometimes that’s through friction and tough times and hard-earned lessons. Not the romantic “Hollywood” idea of what a soul mate is; your “other half” who completes you. If the movie “Timer” was based on my belief of what a soul mate is, our timers would be beeping every day as we encounter our soul mates.
Your dog, your sister, your coworker, neighbor and children – all of these people (or pets!) are your soul mates. We have agreements with each and every one of them to learn something and teach something with all of them, and that is what a soul mate is.
And let’s pretend for a moment that there was a “one and only” for all of us. If you knew in advance the exact moment you would meet your soul mate, would you be more likely to spend the weeks or years remaining just waiting for that future partner? Or would you sow your wild outs and date as many people as you could for fun beforehand? I’m afraid many of us would spend our days and nights pining away for the one that is 5 minutes, 10 months or 7 years away, and what fun is that?
Thanks to Julie from A Clear Sign for bringing my attention to this movie!
Want to read more about soul mates? Here’s some good readin’!
PS: Stay tuned for next week, when my pal Julie and I roll out a sneak-peek of our collaboration and the work we are setting out to do together!
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