HAVE YOU EVER HEARD OF THIS TERM? I have and I’m quite endeared to it, though I’ll not subscribe to any religiosity about its origins. I guess I like it mainly because it describes an implied maturity in a person who seems to have wisdom (in certain ways) and innocence beyond their years.
It’s the amazing thing about our humanity. The cast is broken each time one being is conceived, and DNA and cellular machinery is redesigned so totally afresh.
Intelligent design, indeed!
I’ve always felt that being an old soul—or having an old soul around—is of great benefit. And any of us can become or act as an old soul. All it takes is the desire to see beyond present realities into the numerous realities of probability that are ever-present.
It’s otherwise called having an ‘open mind.’
© 2010 S. J. Wickham.