Have you ever wondered what it means to have soul?
The word "soul" is used in so many different contexts across so many different conversations, how do you decipher meaning from it? To be an "old soul" or a "lost soul" or a "young soul at heart," are all concepts you have heard, but what meaning does it hold to you?
A new article from Dr. Judith Rich examines this question of what "soul" is, and who has it. She helps to clarify what is meant by word "soul" and the significance it holds. I've added some of my favorite excerpts below:
The quality we call soul is what instantly takes us from the mundane to the sublime, from the surface to the depths. Soul is what pierces through our carefully-constructed defenses that protect us from life's harsh realities and throws cold water in the face of our denial.
You'll know soul is present when you can no longer lie to yourself about whatever it is you've been pretending not to know. Soul demands nothing less than the truth.
You'll know soul is "up" when you find yourself out on the dance floor of life, dancing your own dance and singing your own song. And you discover that you always knew the steps and the words.
You might even think of your soul as the fingerprint of your DNA, for while you cannot see the soul itself, you can see its imprint, and you'd be wise to pay attention to the tracks it leaves.
To read the full article, click here.
What does having soul mean to you? In what places or experiences does your soul feel happy?