What is a Soulmate? Tibetan View
Tibetan Bon Shamanism has been around for 17,000 years or more. The Tibetans have a little something to say about “what is a soulmate?”
For one thing, they believe that a soulmate is someone, either a lover or a friend, that you are meant to walk down the spiritual path with.
In the Western world, some people don’t desire to walk the spiritual path much at all! It is curious then to contemplate having a soulmate that doesn’t want to walk the spiritual path at all, from this Tibetan point of view.
The next thing, is that most people ask “what is a soulmate?” because they want to find a meaningful partnership or know if they have one.
However, in Tibetan Bon, they teach that you already know whether you are meant to walk the spiritual path with someone, because you will get “feeling” that you have something to learn from them. So in other words, if you meet someone and you get a great “feeling” that you have something to learn from or with them on the spiritual path, then this is a soulmate.
The Tibetans also believe that you know how long you are meant to walk the spiritual path with someone even from the beginning. So if you do not try to fool yourself, you will know how long your relationship is meant to last and when it’s over.
If you try, you will find that you have a internal “destiny” meter, and you can check it to find out if a friend or lover is meant to stay in your life or if your lessons with them are “over”.
According to the Tibetans, this is the answer to the question “what is a soulmate?”