How do you know if you have a soul? Would you know that you had a soul unless somebody told you?
The soul, what is it? What does it mean? Does it exist? What does it mean to you?
There are many words written about the soul and what it means, what it is. I won’t regurgitate them with my own words, just yet, but rather refer you to this for now.
It is hard to know what is real or what is not real in this day. If I wanted to take this one step further back, I could argue that it is hard to know what is real at all. Perhaps I will write about the word real and what it means, both by definition and what it means to me.
Ok, since you asked. I believe the soul is a knowing, a calling. It is the spirit within the human form which we are currently in. It is in many songs, poems, stories and much more, that the soul lives forever. How many times have you met someone or read something, or been in a conversation that you swear you have been in before?
“I swear I have met you in a past life”
If I had a dollar for every time I have heard that, I would have about five hundred dollars.
If we have met people in past lives, then that implies that we are living life right now, right? But if our soul lives forever, is that not one big life, played out via many smaller lives in human or animal or other form?
Is the overarching notion of life, that of the soul. But in order to understand it easier in the modern day, we know life as the moment we are born in this version, until the end. Will we even know when the end is near? So few can answer that question honestly, if any at all.
Getting back to the question. How do you, or we as a collective KNOW if we have a soul? This question poses another question. Why, do we always feel the need to know everything? And in that question, is a word which we should pay more attention to, feel. If we feel that we have a soul, then is this not a knowing? Which then begs another question, is knowing not just a word manifestation of feeling in which we as conscious beings felt the need to label at some point in order to foster understanding?
Perhaps we will never know.
This piece was also published on Medium.