Okay, so after finishing off a bit of detail around my books, I was thinking of my next article. I went to YouTube to see if I will see something that will remind me of the list of things I wanted to write about which lately I’ve forgotten to note down. The minute I got into YouTube, the place where I sometimes go to find inspiration, this title stared at me, and I clicked on it in a heartbeat. For instance, I didn’t think about my article because I really wanted to hear what authors whom I resonate with have to say about this question. Some have passed away.
Do you remember this article? https://tdenchpatel.com/what-is-your-definition-of-god/
Okay, so most of the authors in this article are going to answer the question. What answer of theirs do you resonate with? What is the soul to you? Do you believe in the soul? What’s your opinion?
Gary Zukav says, “The soul is that part of you that existed before you were born, and it will exist after you die. It’s the highest most noble part of yourself that you can reach for.”
Iyanla Vanzant says, “The soul I believe is the fingerprint of God that becomes the physical body. I believe that. It’s the fingerprint. Like if you put it on a piece of paper and it’s unique to everybody. Unique in its own development and expression but filled with the divinity that is the essence of all that is.”
Deepak Chopra says, “The soul is the core of your being, it is eternal, it doesn’t exist in spacetime, it’s a feel/field (didn’t catch this word too clearly) of infinite possibilities, infinite creativity, it’s your internal reference point with which you should always be in touch.”
Devon Franklin says, “The soul is the spirit. It is the connecting line to God. I believe the soul is where the holy spirit resides. I believe that it is literally, you know when you pick up the phone and then you have your 4G network. The soul is the 4G network to (I didn’t catch the rest, but I could guess it).”
I don’t know the next lady, but she says, “The soul is the spiritual essence of who we really are.”
Daniel Pink says, “The soul is I think is our capacity to see that our lives are about something more then simply day to day and that we’re here for a purpose. That it could be connected to religion or not but that there is a purpose of you being here.”
Daniel Pink is the author of Drive, a whole new mind and a few more books and was also working at one point with the National Geographic Channel.
Here are a few of my favourite quotes from Daniel Pink
“Anytime you’re tempted to upsell someone else, stop what you’re doing and upserve instead.”
“Change is inevitable, and when it happens, the wisest response is not to wail or whine but to suck it up and deal with it.”
“Find what drives us.”
Okay, let’s continue…
Debbie Ford says, “The soul is a part of us that never dies. It’s who we are at our core and it carries all the messages and the lessons that we’ve learnt in the past and will carry all the lessons and the messages that we will carry into the future.”
Eckhart Tolle says, “The soul is your innermost being, the presence that you are beyond form, the consciousness that you are beyond form, that is the soul. That is who you are in essence.”
Michael Singer says, “The soul is the indwelling consciousness watches the mind come and go and watches the heart come and go; the emotions of the heart and watches the world pass before you. You, the conscious, the consciousness, the centre of being is soul. You with the capital Y.”
Wayne Dyer says, “The soul is the birthless, deathless, changeless part of us. A part of us that looks out from behind our eyes and has no form. The soul is infinite so there’s no in or out of it. It’s everywhere. There’s no place where it is not.”
Marianne Williamson says, “The soul for me is the truth of who we really are, the light, the love which is within us. Goes by different names but the truth of us. Michelangelo said when he got a statue that he would go to the quarry and get a big piece of marble and the way he imagined it God had already created the statue and his job is just to get rid of the excess marble. So that is what we are like. Inside is the being that God has already created. Some call it the Christ, the Buddha mind, the Shakinah, the light, the soul and our job is to get rid of this excess useless fear, thought forms of the world that actually hide the light of the soul.”
Llwellyn Vaughan-Lee says, “The soul is the divine part of ourselves. It is our divine nature. It is a part of us. It is one with God. Everybody has a soul. It is immortal, eternal part of ourselves. It never dies. It belongs to God.”
Jean Houston says, “I believe the soul is the essence of who and what we are. I personally believe that it transcends leaving this mortal coil and I think it comes with and I think it comes with codes and possibilities and the next layers of who and what we may yet be. It is often a pain in the neck because it says, “Wake up, it’s time, don’t go to sleep,” and I think it is the lure of our becoming.
Jean Houston is an author, currently 82 years of age and is involved in human potential movement.
Here are a few of my favourite quotes from Jean Houston
“Human connections are deeply nurtured in the field of shared story.”
“My prayer is, let me be a blessing to someone or something today.”
“No matter the situation, never let your emotions overpower your intelligence.”
Here’s the video of the interview Oprah had with them. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SvYQL6p9Tpw
I like all the definitions to the soul that Iyanla Vanzant shared but the one that resonated the most with me is here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=40lDcTKL4Uk
Please watch the above link before you end this article it’s definitely worth it. It’s a really powerful concept.
T. Dench Patel