9 deep, profound truths you only understand if you’re an old soul

As an old soul, you have probably encountered profound truths your entire life that leave others perplexed and bewildered. These deep insights emerge from the well of experience and years spent pondering the beautiful mysteries that life has to offer. 

Here are 9 deep, profound truths you only understand if you’re an old soul. 

These tell-tale signs can help you understand and appreciate the beauty of life and its lessons.  

1) The allure of solitude

Old souls know that solitude isn’t loneliness, but a sacred space for an introvert to spend some alone time of introspection and self-discovery. 

Here’s the interesting part: In a society where social media reigns supreme, old souls recognize and appreciate the significance of disconnecting and seeking solace in their own solitude.

We often find solace and peace in nature to recharge our energy. It’s a universal understanding that Mother Nature graciously offers us the peace and serenity we desperately desire.

A lot of people who are old souls, on the other hand, possess a profound longin for this connection. They desire a peaceful haven amid life’s chaos, where they can explore the depths of existence and discover inner wisdom.

Picture an old soul gracefully wandering through the park, discovering solace in the simplest of moments. 

It’s as if they possess their own unparalleled way of meditating, don’t you think? 

This brings them profound bliss, self-compassion, and an intimate bond with the living world surrounding them.

If this sounds like you, you may be an old soul at heart.

2) Value over vanity

If you’re an old soul, you understand that the worth of every human being or object extends far beyond its physical appearance or market value. You value the lives of others as you seek deeper connections and comprehend what matters in the grand scheme of things. 

This is why old souls are often such great listeners. They understand that conversation goes beyond small talk and paying a compliment just to build meaningful relationships.

Vanity? Well, as they self-reflect on it, they realize that it’s just a mask concealing the true essence of one’s character.

Old souls long for more than superficiality, materialism, and validation, as they are possessors of authentic wisdom about life. 

They know that discovering your purpose in life’s more valuable than any material possession.

This truth only resonates with an old soul, as they understand the true essence of life.

3) Empathy empowers

If you think of younger souls, their vibe for deep connection is often replaced by an intense need to be seen and heard. 

But not old souls.

Those with old souls comprehend the world deeply, using their understanding to connect with others through empathy.

Call them empaths, if you will. That’s because the meaningful connections they build through a deep understanding of all life forms are simply unparalleled.

Here’s the deal: old souls have the ability to see beyond, understand the soul’s truth, and respond with empathy instead of judgment. 

They truly grasp the significance of compassion and love in guiding others through life’s hurdles.

By inspiring and spreading love, they cultivate meaningful relationships and prioritize kindness and gratitude in their daily lives.

4) The power of patience

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In a fast-paced digital world, old souls remain torchbearers of patience. 

If you feel this is you, you understand that time’s treacherous and can easily slip away. 

Let me explain.

With maturity gained from life experiences, they embrace new hobbies at their own pace, valuing the beauty of taking things slow and cherishing life’s precious moments.

Indeed, they know that the most valuable things in life often take time.

Old souls don’t just plunge into something just for the sake of it; they take their time to understand its dynamics and eventually master it.

With a profound understanding and unique perspective on the world, they anticipate and brace themselves for possible setbacks.

Success demands more than mere talent and hard work. It requires patience, dedication, and consistency.

Old souls know this well.

They know that mastering their craft is key to success. And when they do, victory tastes even sweeter!

5) Materialism vs. minimalism

I suppose you could say that kids today have more opportunities to get access to the material things they crave

Let’s admit it: in our young age, the bigger picture didn’t matter much. That’s not entirely a bad thing.

As an old soul, your outlook deepens and materialism becomes less appealing and meaningful.

Materialistic tendencies hinder our ability to appreciate life’s true beauty. While acquiring new things provides temporary satisfaction, finding lasting pleasure lies in savoring life’s moments. 

Old souls understand this, leading them to embrace minimalism and a moderate lifestyle.

Of course, they don’t need to live like hermits or anything.

Rather, they come to realize the power of minimalism and the strength of simplicity.

It’s the ultimate journey to genuine happiness and a profound connection with life.

6) Listening is learning

Think about it: older people have a greater capacity to listen.

Can you imagine if you were an old soul? You’d be a walking dictionary of knowledge, wouldn’t you?

That’s because those with an old soul are often great listeners.

To them, listening isn’t just about absorbing what another person has to say but also understanding the life journey behind their words. They understand that wisdom and knowledge come from learning how to listen without judgment. 

Here’s what else: in forging their own path, they know that truly listening helps with perspective about the big picture.

Old souls recognize that a person’s life journey is unique and valuable, and reflect on the knowledge they’d be missing out on if they don’t use their ears more than their mouths.

Now, that’s a truth worth remembering.

7) Wisdom over winning

Wisdom can come from anywhere. Old books that talk about self-development, oldies that share life lessons, or just from our own mistakes.

But if you’re an old soul, you understand the importance of wisdom over winning.

You have that greater sense of knowledge that a young soul will often miss out on, and you use that to help make the right decisions.

Old souls are likely to understand their mistakes and work towards a better future, rather than striving for short-term victory.

Yes, it takes more than brute force and cunningness to achieve fulfillment and success—it takes emotional maturity and intellectual depth as well. 

That’s why the wisdom of an old soul is so valuable—it helps them make better decisions, even when winning isn’t the end goal.

8) Your own company with intuition

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If you’re an old soul, you’d know that your past life experiences and lessons learned have been instrumental in guiding your decisions today.

And here’s what else: old souls come to understand that spending quality time with themselves is just as important as being with others. 

They recognize the importance of having a peaceful inner space and nurturing it, even when they’re surrounded by others. 

Think of a sunset walk in the park or a stroll at the beach. That’s what I’m talking about—having that moment of clarity and serenity where one can reflect on life’s happenings and intuit possible outcomes.

In more ways than one, old souls have a deeper level of self-awareness and insight, often on par with great teachers.

This is an undeniable truth that only a privileged few can genuinely grasp.

9) Gratitude with honesty builds spirituality

Let’s face it: spending time trying to nurture surface-level relationships don’t always end up going to a deeper level.

But old souls truly grasp the significance of tending to their spiritual well-being. That’s why they cherish connections with kindred spirits who resonate with their values and ideas.

Gratitude and honesty are two invaluable traits that help them form meaningful relations with others

Obviously, every spiritual journey is different. You could have God and your soul mates fighting off the toxic habits that don’t contribute to getting you to a better place of inner peace.

If you’re an old soul, destiny will have a different perspective for you, and that’s perfectly fine.

Ultimately, it’s about embracing your core values and principles, ensuring their fulfillment in a world dominated by materialism.

That’s one of the profound truths only those with an old soul can truly understand. 

The bottom line

In the world today, these characteristics of an old soul are rare and valuable in their own way.

Their wisdom is beyond their years, bearing a unique perspective on the world and its dynamics. 

Recognizing these truths can profoundly impact your life, helping you prioritize what matters and take steps toward fulfillment.

For old souls, it’s not about happiness or success. Instead, it’s about embracing the journey with openness and understanding, finding balance, and taking action from an enlightened place. 

These profound truths guide us to a purposeful and authentic life.

If you’ve ever felt like an old soul, chances are you understand these truths deeply. 

It’s about finding your own path and taking ownership, leading to true inner peace and lasting joy.

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Frankie Pascua-dela Pasion

Frankie was born and raised in Manila, Philippines. She is a graduate of Humanities from the University of Asia and the Pacific. Frankie is a seasoned Customer Success and Human Resources professional. She is also a certified Life Coach and Career Strategist. She helps people young and young at heart to simplify their lives by creating emotional awareness. She also loves working with people who have a genuine interest in breaking their inner limits through their journey of self-discovery and authenticity in their personal and professional lives. Frankie’s recent venture into writing is fueled by her passion for human connection and meaningful relationships at home, at work, and basically everywhere. She enjoys the research, discovery, and reflection that go into each article as much as she writes about them, in the hopes that her words resonate with, and give perspective to her audience. Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn: Frankie Pascua-dela Pasion

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