Wednesday, November 4, 2015

My Daughter Has an Old Soul

Nov. 4, 2015

Dear Cathy:

What does it mean when someone tells you that your child has an old soul? Is this a negative thing? Old Soul, Alabama

Dear Old Soul:

If you can talk to your child like he/she’s an adult, you’ve probably got an old soul on your hands and again it’s not a negative thing.

I have a daughter who has an old soul. I have watched this kid, who is now 32, my entire life. She is only 1 year younger than her sister -- but their personalities is like night and day.

She is an introvert, which sometimes can mean that they are shy and withdrawn. Her sister is an extrovert, which means she is outgoing and needed people around her to fulfill herself in this life.

But my old soul daughter could care less about people being around her. Most old souls tend to be preoccupied with their own thoughts and feelings and minimize their contact with other people.

Most old souls are spiritually inclined and tend to have sensitive and spiritual natures. Love and peace are their main pursuits and they seem to think a lot about everything.

Children with old souls finds their outlook on life vastly different and more matured than those around him. As a result, the old soul lives their life internally, walking their own solitary path, while the rest around them flock to follow another.

They rather talk with teachers or other adults versus people their own age. Old souls inherently understand that knowledge is power, wisdom is happiness and truth is freedom. These pursuits are more meaningful to them than reading up on the latest gossip.

Rarely do old souls get lost in the superficial details of useless materialistic things. Wealth, status, fame, and the latest version of iPhone, bore old souls.

The old soul doesn't see the purpose of pursuing things that can be easily taken away from them. Additionally, old souls have little time and interest for the short-lived things in life, as they bring little meaning or long lasting fulfillment for them.

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