I like to believe in souls. I like to believe there is something more to us than matter and neurons and synapses. I like to believe in soul mates – and that I have found mine. There is something so seductive about the notion that one soul might recognize another. There is something so comforting in the thought that a soul could be old.
I heard once that scientists were actually able to say that when we die our energy just re-enters the rest of the universe. Rather than thinking that science challenges my beliefs, I feel like that actually confirms it. Through meditation, I once reached a place where I sensed our one-ness, our interconnectedness, our simultaneous infinite and infinitesimal nature. I feel like science tells me I’m right. Our souls are energy, and when we pass away, that energy becomes one with the universe.
Our bodies may die. Our limbs and hands and hair and bones may become nothing more than shadows and dust. But the energy recycles itself and becomes part of something else, perhaps even a new life. So in that sense, maybe our souls are indeed everlasting.
Maybe we do have souls. And maybe they are both young…and very, very old.
Do you believe in souls?
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Next week’s challenge: A Letter To Our Nation’s Sons
What would you tell our nation’s sons if you could sit down and chat with them?