Monday, February 7, 2011

The Soul - do we have one?

Today I'd like to raise the question of whether we possess a soul and, if so, what this soul might consist of. Perhaps a good way to begin is by elimination - if we determine what is not a soul in us, then what remains we may presume to be a soul.

We have already spoken at some length (see 'tearing down the ediface') about the nature of thought in relation to being. We determined that thought, excluded from the vital present (as past and past projected into the future) cannot approach or explain being. We further noted that individual thoughts cannot be said to originate in a unified consciousness but, rather, are the manifestation of a multitude of often conflicting little 'I's. Therefore thought cannot be a manifestation of the soul.