I’ve always believed that we all have souls, but what exactly is a “soul”? As far as I know, you can’t measure or quantify it. I once heard that it weighs 7 grams, but that sounds a little far-fetched to me. Why so little for something that represents so much?
Your soul is what makes you who you are. It drives the passion in you to do things. It acts as your conscience to contemplate good versus bad. It represents your mind and heart combined.
I also believe every living thing has a soul — not just humans. I see the soul as a kind of energy/life force. When we die, this energy transfers elsewhere. Maybe it gets reabsorbed into the Earth, or maybe it floats into space? No one knows for sure.
But for everyone reading this that’s currently living: remember to nourish your soul. Just like how you eat and drink to nourish your body, you need to feed your soul too. Take some time to self-care and focus solely on your breathing.
We’re constantly being bombarded with notifications and social media. So, try turning off your phone and electronics. Explore the world around you — whether it’s through parks and nature, or through buildings, shops and restaurants you’ve never been to before. Experience life as it’s meant to be experienced by fully utilizing all your five senses.
If you’re more of a social person, try chatting with someone you wouldn’t normally talk to. Reconnect with an old friend, or make friends with a complete stranger. Better yet, do something nice for them without expecting anything in return.
Lastly, I would say the best way to nourish your soul is to follow your true passion. Maybe you have a hobby or project you enjoy working on? Maybe there’s something you’ve always wanted to try but never have, for whatever reason? You don’t have to be an artist to be creative. Just follow your soul and do what feels right. Trust me, your mind and body will thank you for it.