I’ve been musing about body and soul lately, not my body and soul so much as the concept of soul. I believe souls are immortal; that concept simply feels right to me. Perhaps it’s just my personal comfort with the idea of my own soul’s immortality.
Most religions teach the concept of the soul’s immortality. Philosophers debate the very existence of soul, let alone whether soul is immortal. Whether soul exists, and if it does, whether it’s immortal cannot be proven, but I generally go by what feels right to me. And this feels right.
What is Soul?
I’ve been thinking that soul is the energy source for the body, the connection to universal source energy which brings life to a physical shell. Kind of like a battery.
Did you ever have your cell phone battery die, totally go dead? Before that, your phone is colorful, active, sending out signals and receiving signals; it’s alive in a sense.
When the battery dies, the phone becomes just a metal or plastic shell with no interaction with its surroundings—no life.
Body and Soul
Have you ever seen someone die? The person, despite being very ill, frail, and sickly, still has the ability to function: breathing, heart pumping, organs working, depth of eye, perhaps talking or making conscious motions. Then, just as if a plug were pulled, the person dies and becomes a shell, with pale, waxy skin and shallow, lifeless eyes.
It’s as if the person’s connection to its energy source has been removed. The soul has departed. Is soul the connecting cord or “battery” of life-energy which brings life to a physical body? Makes some sense to me.
I raised this question of soul on my Facebook page, which spurred some interesting discussion, such as:
- …soul as the essential energy of who we are, our connection with the entire universe
- …things beyond the human ability to understand, feel, measure, see
- … soul as the energy that keeps the cells of our physical bodies together
- The question is – what kind of energy are we and where do we go?
- …and more, so
What do you think? Do you have an immortal soul?
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