1. You have been labeled as an old soul
Friends and family have called you an old soul since you were a child. A family member may have labeled you as an old soul. You have felt different and that you have been around the block a few times before.
2. You may feel like a loner
Because old souls are disinterested in the pursuits and interests of the people in their age groups, they find it dissatisfying to make friends with people they find it hard to relate to. The result is that old souls tend to find themselves alone a lot of the time. Younger people just don’t cut it for them.
3. You love knowledge, wisdom, and truth
You find yourself naturally gravitating towards the intellectual side of life. Old souls inherently understand that knowledge is power, wisdom is happiness and truth is freedom, so why not seek after those things? These pursuits are more meaningful to them than reading up on the latest gossip. They prefer to investigate the Universe.
4. You’re spiritually inclined
More emotional old souls tend to have sensitive and spiritual natures. Overcoming the lessons and seeking enlightenment and fostering love and peace are the main pursuits. Your faith means a lot to you. To them, it seems the wisest, most fulfilling use of time.
5. You understand the transience of life
Old souls are frequently plagued with reminders of not only their own mortality but that of everything and everyone around them. This makes the old soul tired and at times withdrawn, but wisely dictates the way they live. You are the light-bringers for many and can often help people to transition to a place you call home.
6. You’re thoughtful and introspective
Old souls tend to think about everything. Their ability to reflect and learn from their actions and those of others is their greatest teacher in life. One reason why old souls feel so old at heart is that they have learned so many lessons through their own thought processes, and possess so much insight into life situations from their ability to quietly and carefully observe what is going on around them.
7. You see the bigger picture
Rarely do old souls get lost in the superficial details of getting useless designer brands, job promotions, and bigger TV’s. Old souls have the tendency to look at life from a bird’s eye view, seeing what is the wisest and most meaningful way to approach life. When confronted with issues, old souls tend to see them as temporary and passing pains that merely serve to increase the amount of joy felt in the future. Consequently, old souls tend to have placid, stable natures as a result of their approach to life.
8. You aren’t materialistic
Wealth, status, fame, and the latest version of the iPhone; they just bore old souls. The old soul doesn’t see the purpose of pursuing things that can be easily taken away from them. They will be interested in holistic food and medicine and hand made products. Additionally, old souls have little time and interest in the short-lived things in life, as they bring little meaning or long-lasting fulfillment for them. They want to embrace the artisan and to appreciate their creations as they know that life is all about creation.
Are you an old soul? I’d love to hear your stories below.