WHY we yearn for a Beloved

Have you ever wondered where our yearning to be connected to another comes from?

And are you curious as to why we have an innate desire to share our lives with a soulmate?

One fascinating and possible answer comes from Aristophanes, the acclaimed ​comic playwright​ and philosopher of ​ancient Athens​. He offers a wild tale that he shared at Plato’s Symposium about how the deep desire for Oneness came about.

Long, long ago in primal times, people had four arms, four legs, and two heads and they were big and round. These roly-poly creatures wheeled around earth like clowns doing cartwheels & were very powerful.

There were three genders: the all-male, the all-female, and the “androgynous,” who were half male, half female.

The males were said to have descended from the sun, the females from the earth, and the androgynous couples from the moon.

The creatures tried to scale the heights of heaven and planned to set upon the gods. Zeus thought about blasting them to death with thunderbolts but did not want to deprive himself of their devotions and offerings, so he decided to cripple them instead by chopping them in half with his sword, thus, in effect separating the two bodies. The severed halves were then scattered in opposite directions…

Aristophanes claimed that when two people who were torn apart from each other and then find each other, they never again want to be separated from their soulmate.

When a half finally does meet its other half, they become deliriously happy and overjoyed with the promise of new love and delight. They believe, at least for a while, that they are complete now that they are reunited with their other half, thus obtaining “wholeness.”

As humans, I believe that most of us are wired with the desire to share our life with another. The feelings you have of wanting a beloved are totally NORMAL!

If you are not yet with your beloved, listen to my free Golden Cord to Your Soulmate feelingization and start that relationship today! www.arielleford.com/audio (scroll down to find it)

Wishing you love, laughter, and magical kisses,


p.s. Join me on April 10th at the TEDxSanDiego | CommUNITY event. Be in the audience as I step onto the stage to share my inspiring idea worth spreading. Secure your tickets before they sell out! For more details, visit www.TEDxSanDiego.com.

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