I used to believe that if I tried to be a good person, and was (somewhat) patient that eventually I’d stumble across that soul-mate who’s supposed to be waiting out there for me. Sure, why not? It didn’t seem like the craziest thing that I’ve ever heard of.
Now… I’m not so sure. I have friends who have done quite well in the realm of singlehood. They don’t appear to be lacking anything. In fact, one or two of them seem to be quite happy! So maybe that’s what I should be focusing on. The idea that my life isn’t complete unless I have someone to share it with… maybe that’s outdated in 2012. Maybe the focus should be on something else. If the head and heart can’t get their act together, then maybe it’s best to just let things be.
Is it too late to become a monk?