Soul is something we are familiar with, but we do not like to say thatwe possess it. So I have to reawaken the idea of soul, and maybe I am alsothe first to do so, to speak of the soul awakening. In the East, athousand years ago, a Buddhist teacher Cunda said that he haddiscovered that our soul has a deeper existence than we as yet know.This is a message which has been waiting for me, taking form in the lastmonth or so. We can awaken a more profound soul meaning. I have alsoknown for years that there is a need for depth of soul if we are to be ableto change and grow and thereby to be authentic and resilient. But whycan we not speak of it? Perhaps our language is inadequate. The old wordsfeeling, samsara, karma, rebirth, transcendence of the everyday haveresigned their own positions.
When I speak of soul meaning, I mean connections of being, of the waythe mind is repeating patterns of our own growing and changing; theway each of us somehow comes to believe in the meaning of life, inlove, and other values and meanings. In that sense, soul is part ofwhat we find and what we make; and soul is not a substance, it is afunction, a psychological resource we acknowledge, we deploy.
I think consciousness, soul, is as fundamental and primordial as time and space.So, stopping to say that this is how I feel is ancient and profound. If Iam ready to speak openly of soul, I may be ready to begin to speak of mircostabilization of things. The task is to use the experience of soul tosee our way through to a maturing, a genuine resilience like that whichthe ancients struggled with, what for them brought a sense of soulful meaning,as we think of it now. d2c66b5586