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Harrisburg Calendar in Sports

city-islandersHarrisburg City Islanders just began their busiest season ever.  Two days ago saw the start of the 11th USL PRO campaign.  Beginning and ending in North Carolina, the team will participate in 28 regular-season contests for the first time.

Included in this are four games that will be played against Dayton, three against Charleston, Richmond and Pittsburgh and home-and-home sets with Wilmington, Charlotte, Orlando.  The Rhinos are also taking part.  The single-game series will be played with the Blues, Sacramento, Phoenix, Los Angeles Galaxy II and Oklahoma City.

In 2013, the team played a home-and-home set with the Colorado Rapids reserves.

Rabbi Tully Bryks on How to Find Your Soulmate

soulmatesSo the search is on again.  I just got dumped.  And I’m tired.  I really want to find my soulmate already.  Enough of just dating, or being married and then divorced.  I want to find THE ONE.

So rather than just go to my local bar, or sign up for a dating website, I thought I’d do some research into what “experts” have to say about how to find one’s soulmate.  During my research I found that Rabbi Tully Bryks had something interesting to say.  Now I’m not Jewish or anything but I figure if someone has some sound advice, who cares what religion they are from?

According to him, “one of the many beautiful Jewish concepts is the idea of a soul mate. Forty days before a baby is born, a proclamation in heaven declares the ideal future soul mate for that baby’s soul. When G-d created the first person, the verse says, ‘G-d created ‘Adam’ in His image, male and female He created them.’ The definition of the Hebrew word “Adam” is person. A careful reading of the text indicates that this 1st person was some sort of hermaphrodite. G-d then took from the rib of this dual-gender being and created two separate genders.”

Not wanting to confine myself to Jews’ opinion of soulmates, I then moved over to research the Buddhist attitude.  While Buddhism in and of itself does not promote soulmates (being a proponent instead of monasticism), there are still four areas one keen on finding their soulmates, should focus on.  According to an article by Tara Springett, these are: commitment to love and grow in love; law of an even deal(for satisfaction amongst both partners, they need to equally give and take); harmonious energies (romance) the intimate relationship.

Then there is the Christian approach.  Like Judaism, it takes a Biblical approach, quoting Genesis 2: 19: “The Lord God said, ‘It is not good for man to be alone. I will make a helper suitable for him.’” From the beginning, God designed the concept of companionship and created a picture of partnership in the first relationship between Adam and Eve, which is further evidenced throughout Scripture in the lives of Abraham and Sarah; and Mary and Joseph; and many others.”  True believing Christians also believe that they should trust God to find their soulmate.

I like that idea.  I like the idea of putting trust in a higher being (rather than a website!)  But I do believe I need to do a bit of work too and not just wait for God to rescue me.

So I may take a leaf out of Buddhism, Judaism and Christianity’s book – why not use all three – and see if that way, I can somehow find my soulmate quickly and smoothly.  Why not try religion? So far nothing else has worked!