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Do Old Souls Have Harder Lives?

Have you wondered if old souls have harder lives? And what does it mean to be this special kind of person?

Before we dive into these questions, let’s take a look at what an old soul is, and how to find out if you are one (or know one). You can use this article as an old souls guidebook, which will help you live a better life as an old soul, or with an old soul.

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Being and Old Soul is quite a gift.

An Old Souls Guidebook

An old soul is a person in our world who finds insight through his outlook on life. He is constantly feeding his thirst for new experiences. Though an old soul is often a lifelong learner, constantly feeding their desire to know more about the world, old souls are usually childlike in some ways as well.

They feel like they have lived many different lives over thousands of years prior to this one. Although they may not remember the details of these lives, they still carry the weight and wisdom of experience with them. This can be both a blessing and a curse.

Old souls are often wise beyond their years, and they can think a bit differently from those around them. They are often motivated deeply by a chosen cause, and are a person who finds that their persistent efforts usually pay off.

Emotional stability and mental maturity are also common qualities for old souls. Old souls are more likely to fall in love and are often loved so very deeply by those around them, that you would think there should be more quotes about old souls and love.

If this information is resonating with you so far, and you feel that this describes you or someone in your life, you may have an old soul on your hands.

But do old souls actually have harder lives? Like with most things, the answer is not so black and white.

Yes, Old Souls Have Harder Lives

People that are old souls tend to be very empathic. They feel others’ emotions very deeply, and often feel other people’s pain as if it were their own. This can be very tiring for them.

They can come off as introverted because they make rest a priority, and will sometimes insist on taking taking a break from being around other people (sometimes at the most inopportune moments!). This may be just a preference or antisocial temperament may be their norm. They have learned the importance of rejuvenating themselves, mind, body, and soul, before continuing to interact with emotional or excitable people.

Looking out of your tent as the sun sets behind a mountain is great self care.
Peace and relaxation are always good things for old souls.

Old souls can feel isolated almost since birth, and may be excluded because they almost always see the world differently than most. This can lead to feelings of being misunderstood and like an outsider. So if you know any old souls, trying making an effort to connect deeply with them on their level.

Find out what interests them and ask them what they think about it. You might discover that their insights are unique and more well-rounded than most others that you’ve heard previously.

This is partly because an old soul is more inclined to disconnect from the material plane. They know that the reality that most people experience is temporary, and thus do not place too much importance on it. Everything in the world will continue with or without us, so becoming very attached to our own lives and situations can be a waste of energy and may cause us to miss the miracles of the present moment around us.

But They Also Don’t Have Harder Lives

Once an old soul comes to terms with the differences from others that they experience in everyday life, being one can transform into a huge blessing.

For example, old souls:

  • Are not materialistic and do not become attached to the details of the things that they acquire.
  • Seek knowledge and growth and value experience over superficial things or tangible objects.
  • Listen to their intuition and trust their ability to handle situations on their own. This leads to a deep self confidence and self reliance that can help them feel very secure in any circumstance.
  • Are great listeners and are deeply appreciated confidants of their friends and loved ones.

Old souls also value self care and positive energy, so they generally attract or manifest very high quality, wonderful people and experiences into their lives. Being around an old soul is truly a gift!

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The world is full of wonderful people and experiences.

So, if you suspect or know that you are an old soul, don’t hesitate to seek out others with your similar experience, and learn how to make the most out of your precious and unique gifts. You are not alone, and you have so much to offer the world. Humanity is better off with the gift of people like you who are young in mind and old in soul.

If you enjoyed this article, or if it was helpful to you, please like and share it. There are others out there who will find this information useful.

Check out the links below from some further reading that may help you on your journey as an old soul with a thirst for insight through this life.

How Do You Find Harmony and Balance In Life?

How Do I Live a Zen Lifestyle?

What is the Meaning of Spiritual Peace?

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