An old soul is a spiritual person whom is wise beyond their years, people of strong emotional stability. Basically, someone who has more understanding of the world around them. Some people even believe an old soul is a person whom has learned from past incarnations, or lives. They acquired certain knowledge from their past lives and apply it to their present life… thus gaining more wisdom than the average person. So how do you know if you or someone you love is an old soul?

# 1. You tend to be a loner. 

The old soul lives his life internally, walking his own solitary path while the rest around him flock to follow another.There are some people who don’t quite fit the mold of those around them. Perhaps you’ve felt isolated or alone, or just that you weren’t entirely in the same realm as your peers. Maybe its your lover who seems like this to you, or even your child. The truth is, age has no bearing on whether someone is an old soul. If your soul has been incarnated many times, it’s had more experiences. Most old souls feel a certain disconnect from the earth, and most are inherently aware that they’re different. Old souls are often uninterested in what other people in their age group find exciting or maintain relationships with people outside of their age range. Old souls aren’t satisfied making friends with people they can’t relate to, and they tend to find themselves on their own a lot of the time.

# 2. You’re spiritually inclined  

More emotional old souls tend to have sensitive and spiritual natures. Overcoming the confines of the ego, seeking enlightenment and fostering love and peace are the main pursuits. Spiritually inclined and with an inherent sense of life’s transience, old souls gravitate towards intellectual pursuits. Old souls see the power in knowledge and the happiness that comes from wisdom. Going after this kind of satisfaction is much more fulfilling for old souls than engaging in gossip or anything materialistic.

# 3. You’re introspective and thoughtful

Old souls tend to think a lot … about everything.  Their ability to reflect and learn from their actions and those of others is their greatest teacher in life.  One reason why old souls feel so old at heart is because they have learned so many lessons through their own thought processes, and possess so much insight into life situations from their ability to quietly and carefully observe what if going on around them.

# 4. You see the bigger picture

Rarely do old souls get lost in the superficial details. Wealth, status, fame, they just bore old souls. 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. Old souls have the tendency to look at life from a birds eye view, seeing what is the most wise and meaningful way to approach life. When confronted with issues, old souls tend to see them as temporary and passing pains that merely serve to increase the amount of joy felt in the future.

# 5. You love knowledge, wisdom and truth 

The old soul finds himself naturally gravitating towards the intellectual side of life.  It is inherently understood that knowledge is power, wisdom is happiness and truth is freedom, so why not seek those things?