There is a special kind of person in our world, who finds himself alone and isolated from childhood. His existence of isolation is not due to anti-social temperament – he is simply an old soul. Old in the heart, old in mind and soul, this person finds his vision of life more mature than the others around it.
As a result, he lives his inner life walking in his own solitude, while the rest of the people around him follow other directions. Maybe you’re experiencing something like this in your life or have you seen this profile in another person you know? If so, this article is dedicated to you… with the hope that you can define and understand yourself even better.
Robert Frost, Eckhart Tolle, and Nick Jonas have been defined as such. But perhaps this adjective is also good for you. Here are some telltale signs of seniority of a soul:
They tend to be solitary.
Since the old souls are rather indifferent to the interests and activities of ordinary people, they find it unsatisfactory to make friends with them and have difficulty in relating.
This is one of the greatest problems in the experience of ancient souls. The result is that they tend to find themselves often alone. People are not for them.
They love knowledge, wisdom, truth.
Yes… this seems a bit ‘too grandiose and noble, but the old soul finds itself in a natural way, gravitating towards the intellectual side of life.
Old souls understand that knowledge is power, wisdom is happiness and truth is freedom, so why not look for these things? All of this is certainly much more meaningful for them than reading gossip about Rihana’s latest boyfriend or the latest football results.
They are inclined to spirituality.
Much more emotional than the average, old souls tend to have a sensitive and spiritual nature. They go beyond the boundaries of the ego, seeking enlightenment and promoting peace and love. All this seems to them the wisest and most satisfying way to spend their time.
They understand the transience of life.
Old souls are often afflicted by memories and awareness not only of their own mortality but also of the people around them and everything around them. This makes them wary and sometimes withdrawn, even if it allows them to live their lives wisely.
They are reflective and introspective.
Old souls tend to think a lot… to everything. Their ability to reflect and learn from their actions and experiences and those of others is their greatest teacher in life. One reason why ancient souls feel so old in the heart is because they have learned so many lessons. They understand life situations very well, thanks to their ability to observe calmly and carefully what happens around them.
They see the world from above.
The old souls are rarely lost in superficial details such as obtaining useless degrees, job promotions or buying superfluous material objects. They have a tendency to look at life with “bird eyes”, looking for what is the wisest and most significant way to face life.
When faced with problems, they tend to see them as temporary pains and passengers that only serve to increase the amount of joy they will feel in the future. Consequently, thanks to this approach to life, they are stable and placid in nature.
They are not materialistic.
Ancient souls are not interested in wealth, status, fame or the latest version of iPhone… Old souls do not see how to pursue things that can be easily acquired. They also have little time to be interested in the ephemeral things of life, as they are taken from higher questions.
Often they were socially awkward kids or at least “strange”.
It is not always the case, but many old souls exhibit signs of particular maturity at a young age. Often, these children are labeled as “early”, “introverted” or “rebel”, failing to re-enter in the usual or compliant behaviors.
Usually, they are also extremely curious and intelligent and see the uselessness in many things that their teachers, parents, and peers say and do, and passively or aggressively resist. If you can talk to your child like an adult, it probably means that he is an old soul.
They simply “feel” old souls.
Before giving a name to this, I felt, I experienced the feelings of being simply an elderly person inside. The feelings that accompany an old soul are usually distrustful of the world, mental fatigue, patience and detached calm.
Unfortunately, this can often be perceived as a distant and cold attitude, but it is only one of the old myths of the soul. As some older people describe themselves as “young inside”, even many young people in the body (but ancient souls) can feel “old in the heart”.