When it comes to the concept of the Twin Flame, Plato has some of the earliest quotes.
Although the full, fleshed-out idea of Mirror Souls and the karmic journey appeared much later, the seeds were planted at least as far back as Ancient Greece.
The quotes we will show and refer to on this topic are from Plato’s Symposium, a play in which a group of people from various backgrounds discuss love.
Each gives their take and criticizes those that have come before, providing a mouthpiece for Plato’s philosophical ideas.
Unfortunately, the translations that we have are a bit dry because of their age.
We’ll go through what is being said and how it relates to the modern concept of Twin Flames – and along the way, we hope we can impart some of the wisdom of one of the greatest philosophers ever to have lived.
Twin Flame Plato Quote On The Nature Of Love
Although he was probably not the first person to come up with the idea, Plato’s Symposium is one of the earliest surviving texts that talks about love as a yearning to be whole.
“Love is born into every human being; it calls back the halves of our original nature together; it tries to make one out of two and heal the wound of human nature.” – Plato, Symposium.
We are all born with love inside us, he say.
He is talking about this uniquely human capacity and it being innate to each and every one of us, as though it sets us apart from the rest of the natural world.
But he is also talking about it as a need, as the cure for some unseen wound caused by our birth into the world.
This resonates with what we know about the nature of Mirror Souls.
The “halves of our original nature” are the two individuals created from the same soul blueprint, separate but inextricably connected by this original event.
Plato says that love tries to “make one out of two” and by doing so “heal the wound” caused by this original split.
He is talking about the Yearning stage of the Twin Flame relationship, where you experience a deep longing for your other half that you don’t fully understand.
In conclusion, he writes of love that it is “the name for our pursuit of wholeness” and “for our to desire to be complete.”
He sees love as the driving force that compels people to seek their Mirror Soul.
Twin Flame Plato Quote On Love At First Sight
The first meeting between Twin Flames is mentioned in The Symposium, too:
“When a person meets the half that is his very own then something wonderful happens: the two are struck from their senses by love, by a sense of belonging to one another, and by desire, and they don’t want to be separated from one another, not even for a moment.” – Plato, Symposium
The story has hardly changed since, has it? He is talking about a very familiar concept – love at first sight.
They recognize each other as the other half of themselves and this act of recognition has an impact on the senses.
We know now that this is caused by the harmony between your energies elevating your chakra system, drawing you to each other in a form of magnetic attraction.
This magnetic attraction is so strong that you cannot will yourself to be separated.
You know that you “belong” to one another, that there is a deeper connection with this person than with anybody else you could ever hope to meet.
Your desire to be together is rooted in something primal, that innate love that Plato claims as a force created with the purpose of bringing Twin Flames together.
Twin Flame Plato Quote on Imposters
The concept of the Imposter or False Twin is just as old, and Plato has a thing or two to say on that too.
He begins by making the argument that to be with someone for selfish reasons is dishonorable, even if you act graciously towards them:
“He who is gracious to his lover under the impression that he is rich, and is disappointed about his gains because he turns out to be poor, is disgraced all the same: for he has done his best to show that he would give himself up to any one’s “uses base” for the sake of money, but this is not honorable.” – Plato, Symposium.
He then extends the same argument to apply vice versa:
“On the same principle he who gives himself to a lover because he is a good man, and in the hope that he will be improved by his company, shows himself to be virtuous, even though the object of his affection turns out to be a villain, and to have no virtue; and if he is deceived he has committed a noble error. For he has proved that for his part he will do anything for anybody with a view to virtue and improvement, than which there can be nothing nobler.” – Plato, Symposium.
He is warning that there are villainous people out there who pretend to be good, which is exactly the problem with False Twins. But what he says about the person who chooses to be with them is interesting – he says it is a “noble error”.
That person has demonstrated that the thing that drives them to search for love is not money, but “virtue and improvement”.
Many people who go through a False Twin Flame relationship feel ashamed, guilty and disappointed in themselves for falling for their tricks.
This is a mistake – you are stronger for the experience and along the way you have proved something to (and about) yourself.
This is an excellent argument for not fearing an imposter, instead embracing the possibility and shooting for love anyway.
When you put your heart out there you become vulnerable, but it is only by making yourself vulnerable in this way that you can hope to find happiness with your true Mirror Soul.
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