Does the soul exist or is it just a faith-based hope enabling those who believe to hold on to the premise that there is a life beyond the one we all share at this very moment as we dwell in this transient state of mortality?
The question itself afforded me an opportunity to tap into that which I believe without a doubt or any hesitation is my soul.
For it is during periods of solitude, we find time for reflection and an opportunity to analyze self.
Often during these periods of uninterrupted downtime, we establish a connection with our essence (the intrinsic or indispensable properties that serve to characterize or identify who we really are).
Does your faith in God act as a comforter when depression and despair give rise to the chaos in our lives? Or are you like some who predicate their disbelief in the soul on the fact that anything that isn't evidence based or can not be proven doesn't exist?
Most opponents of the concept of the human soul argue that it is a figment of our imagination based on the fallacy born from our longing and expectations of an immortal existence in the afterlife.
I believe the soul is a part of who we are.
Don't confuse the soul with your identity. Your identity is what the world sees and uses to separate you from me. How can one know what's truly beneath? One cannot. Only you are privileged to that information.
Some might even argue that believers of the soul's existence have the concept confused with personality.
Personality is the love child of three components - genetics, environment and free will.
It's what's beyond our identity and personality that encompasses the soul - our energy; our life force.
Even the logical and analytical minded scientist must admit that energy cannot be destroyed. It can only be changed from one form to another.
And since energy can not be destroyed only transformed, then the soul does not die.
There are simply some things that logic and science cannot grasp. Certain things are and perhaps always will be a mystery.
Is it a mystery to you?