By Lynnie Stein / January 13, 2020

Like v Love

What is the difference between I like you and I love you?

Beautifully answered by Buddha: When you like a flower you just pluck it. However, when you love a flower, you water daily. One who understands this understands life.

An old soul is someone who is thoughtful and contemplative.
Even though they may be young in years, they see things through the eyes of someone with years of experience that make them wise to the ways of the world, causing them to think and act in a unique way.

An old soul is a very special person. And, if you’re in love with one, count your blessings.

Personally, I don’t think you should focus on falling in love .. what falls .. drops. It is a commitment. Where two independent people commit to make a deal they will help the other person be the best version of themselves.

How do you know?

1. They need time alone … old souls need time alone to relax, recharge, and feel more connected to life and the world around them.

Old souls are exhausted by social interactions and love nothing more than to be alone with their books, garden or working on a project.

Don’t worry they love spending time with you, too. They just need a short break now and then.

2. They love the little things

They don’t need huge displays of love from you. Taking long walks on the beach, holding hands and talking mean more than anything.

Old souls know that life is unpredictable, so they delight in the simple things and joys of life.

And, one of those joys is just spending quiet, leisurely time with their partner.

3. They love to teach you about life

Old souls create an interesting dynamic in a relationship. They are teacher, lover, mentor and companion all in one.

They are able to teach you how to be more empathetic, how to be more in touch with yourself and the world around you. And they will listen to you.. share your dreams.

They can teach you the simple joys in life and how to be grateful for the little things.

4. They are always there for you

An old soul will be there for you no matter what, through thick and thin. They are the calm presence in your life. The person you know you can always count on.

They are your rock. And, because of that, you infinitely love and trust them.

5. They refuse to play games

Old souls give respect and expect it in return. They hate wasting time, and will not put up with someone who plays games.

They will always be their honest, true self and expect their partner to be the same.

6. They’re true blue

Old souls are not prone to cheating. They are very sensual with you but don’t need a secret rendezvous to feel alive. Even if distance separates you. They love and respect your relationship too much to put it in jeopardy by cheating.

Besides, you’re their bliss. They don’t need anyone else.

7. They love unconditionally, but won’t be used

An old soul will love and accept you unconditionally because they see the beauty in your soul. They have the ability to put up with a lot, and they will; but they will not be used.

If you throw the relationship off balance by unacceptable (to them) behaviours like making excuses, telling porky pies, infidelity, ignoring them, etc., don’t expect them to put up with it.

They will move on and be happy living alone or to find another, more fulfilling, relationship.

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