A well respected Gautama Buddha who goes by the name Anguttara Nikaya, once said “If wanderers who are members of other sects should ask you, ‘What, friend, are the prerequisites for the development of the wings to self-awakening?’ you should answer, ‘There is the case where a monk has admirable friends, admirable companions, admirable comrades. This is the first prerequisite for the development of the wings to self-awakening.’”

People who you connect with from your soul and heart are who we call members of your soul family or group.

See, your soul expresses itself through your mental, physical and emotional channels. It can’t be contained by space or time.

When people have the same vibe and frequency with you, then you guys will resonate with each other almost instantly.

The kind of bond created in this case is quite different from the one you create when you guys share the same hobbies or have similar characteristics or perspectives on life. This kind of bond is different.

It is spiritual. The intensity of this kind of bond can’t be communicated effectively in words or letters. And also this kind of connection mustn’t always be romantic, it can be seen in friendships as well.

But as much as we have stated that the connection between 2 souls can be intensive, it doesn’t mean that things can go wrong or turn negative. In fact, if someone meets their soul group’s member who is going through some negative situations in their life, that soul connection would be negative.

A philosopher known as Jean-Paul said it in the most explicit and succinct way possible when he said that “Hell is other people”.

Now, when it comes to finding these kinds of soul connections, synchronicity plays a very big role in how it all plays out. But at the same time, it is important to know that your self-awareness and intuition does play an important role in making it all happen.

Allow that inner voice in you to lead you to situations where finding a soul connection is possible.

Below, are 12 signs that could help make this an easier ride for you.

#1: Magnetic eye contact.

When you meet someone from your soul group, you guys will find yourself looking at each other often. And this won’t be some uncomfortable stare or awkward moment; it will strangely feel familiar. As if you guys have known each other for a very long time without actually meeting each other.

#2: Soul-centricity over ego-centricity.

When you hold a conversation with someone of your soul family, it won’t revolve around materialistic things such as fame, money, and splendor. Instead, you will find yourselves having a deeper conversation around life issues that have depth. Things like healthy eating, exercise and yoga, meditation and mental health. These are the types of topics you guys talk about.

#3: Constant attraction.

Your attraction to your soul friend will be too strong to ignore. And the more you fight it, the more you become distracted from whatever it is that you are doing in other areas of your life. And so to keep everything going with your life, you will have to yield to this attraction, and in fact, your focus will even be better. Thus your productivity would go up to!

#4: Synchronous minds.

When you have a soul connection with someone, you will notice that you guys could look into each other’s eyes and know exactly what the other is thinking.

Also, this could lead you guys saying the same things at the exact same time. That there is a soul connection, cultivate and nurture it.

#5: Inherent familiarity.

This happens when you meet someone, and you feel so comfortable in their presence that you begin to feel like you guys have been friends for a long time. But is also important to know that this isn’t and shouldn’t be looked at as the only way to recognize a soul connection.

#6: Energy generators.

When 2 guys with a soul connection are in close proximity to each other, you will find out that they would energize each other. This could be as a result of meeting someone you can relate to, and so you move from being reserved in a place full of strangers to being comfortable with your soul friend.

#7: Fateful encounters.

Another way to know if you are with someone who has a soul connection to you is if you guys meet. It will look like some divine force orchestrated the whole event. You could find yourself asking ”How is it that I met this person at exactly the time I needed to meet them?”

That my friend is a big sign that you are with a soul friend.

#8: Missing time.

Whenever you spend time with each other, it seems like you can’t get enough of each other’s company. Time seems to accelerate whenever you guys meet.

#9: Soul mirrors.

You guys hardly have any type of disagreements that could be caused by misunderstanding. You have a unique of understanding what it is the other person is trying to convey at every point in time.

#10: Reflected lives.

Your lives look pretty similar. And that is a big advantage for you guys as it shows that you similarly respond to life. Thus your relationship would have less friction as you guys see the world the same way.

#11: Soul nourishment.

You guys are healthy in body and mind as your relationship with each other ensures that the both of you grow and develop to become better human beings.

#12: Genuine authenticity.

Whenever you are in the presence of this person, you tend to be your truest self and be comfortable in your own skin. That creates the atmosphere for genuine conversations and expressions. Thus leading to a healthy relationship.

And so with these 12 signs explained above you can go looking for that friend with whom you have a soul connection.