What is your soul, actually?
I was speaking to someone the other day about how the soul engages with the spirit, and why we think we may have been given it. I believe the soul is a part of who we are because we have volition – power to make choices in life that may sometimes cause us to either fall, or to succeed. How we take the reigns of life and choose to live – has everything to do with to whom we also connect to, as well.
Your soul is often defined as your mind, will and emotions.
Your mind is precious and should be given the utmost consideration as to “who” you allow to influence it, and “how” they influence it. For instance, spending time with people who complain, are envious or talk down to you makes you feel vulnerable , and doubt yourself in such a way that it affects your esteem and confidence.
Your will is the part of your soul that has everything to do with your motivations, and your heart. Unmotivated? Listen to your heart. Think about what’s near to you and dear to you. What challenges you? Where are you inspired? It’s likely you need to find something passionate to work on, or find someone that has similar passion and match that same attitude.
What moves you to make the decisions you do? Ever thought about it? Sometimes those are considered what we call: “inner vows” – those promises we make to ourselves and in regard to our past and where we determine to go – or NOT GO, in our futures.
Our emotions are simply how we feel. Paying close attention to how you feel around influential persons is key to preserving your soul. Who you allow to influence you, and share with you in such a way they respect your feelings or ignore your feelings is key to maintaining healthy relationships. How you even treat yourself, when you’re feeling down or upset helps to reveal whether you care for your emotions accurately. For instance, do you eat junk food when you’re upset, or do you go for a walk in nature and drink more water and meditate?
Do you often consider ‘who’ you are vulnerable with, and why?
Are they closer to your heart than they should be?
How do your relationships influence your soul, positively?
And do you respect them as a person, or do you just tolerate them, most times?
My hope is as you seek the principles of how you engage your soul with others, you determine also the volition of how you will engage your soul – with whom you connect with on a daily basis.