Hello and welcome to another Tuesday,
Another Tuesday. Time always seems to move faster than I would like it to.
Anyway, I’ve been thinking a lot about the soul and what it is. I’m sure some of you may not believe it exists. Although there really isn’t much concrete proof to back up that claim, I believe I have a soul because it feels right to me. There has to be something, and the soul is considered to have connection with a higher intelligence, and some think one can channel that to be inspiration or create art, all from that higher source, that “energy”, if you will. I believe I’ve done that before. It’s been said that many famous artists have done the same, too.
What is the soul? That’s hard to define, and dependent on where you’re getting a definition from. If you look at it spiritually, some would say that it is your true self, your highest and purest form of existence. In dictionary.com, it’s defined as:
The principle of life, feeling, thought, and action in humans, regarded as a distinct entity separate from the body, and commonly held to be separable in existence from the body; the spiritual part of humans as distinct from the physical part.
I don’t think we should get caught up on the definitions, though. It’s the essence of it that holds what I’m going at.
Then you look at what we are, and basically put, we’re a moving, thinking, fleshy organism. I like to think of our bodies as the vehicles that transport our souls on Earth. The material world. Without our little bodies, we don’t really have another way to be on Earth (unless you believe in ghosts or spirits).
This seems the ultimate irony to me. Yes, I know that the body is capable of an incredible amount of different functions. Complicated functions. The soul brings something entirely new. Without that spark of life, the body is just an empty shell that is left behind at death. I would even say that many of the brain functions, though still not entirely understood, would not even be possible without the soul and the connection that we have to that higher intelligence. I know that may sound ridiculous, but we’re not the equivalent of moving rocks. I refuse to accept that. We’re at completely different levels of consciousness.
So the irony is this: you take a couple billion atoms that are supposedly 99.999999% nothingness/emptiness, and basically the brilliance of the soul resides somewhere within the matter and space that creates us human beings. I find the juxtaposition so incredibly meaningful. Why is this the case?
I believe that it’s to remind us of humility and teach us what it’s like to be weak at times.
But I also think it’s a reminder to me that physicality isn’t everything, and just because I’m living in a physical world doesn’t mean I have no connection with the mental, or astral planes of existence.
Even with the irony, there is a level of balance that makes a kind of sense in all of this. You cannot be on Earth with only awareness, and no matter/body to hold you, and with only a body, one wouldn’t have the awareness to truly be on Earth.
What do you think?