What is the soul? Is it the principle of life, a feeling, a thought, an action in humans. The soul has been regarded as a distinct entity separate from the body, and commonly held to be separable in existence from the body; the spiritual part of humans as distinct from the physical part.

Benjamin Franklin wrote in a personal letter, “…in this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes!” Every minute on earth, 108 people die. Ultimately, everyone dies. It is not a matter of if, but when?

However, is the soul also something that is certain?

This is what the experts say:

Begin to see yourself as a soul with a body rather than a body with a soul’

-Wayne Dyer

What is the soul?

This question has been answered by some of today’s top spiritual experts and how they define the soul…

Deepak Chopra:

The soul is the core of your being. It is eternal. It doesn’t exist in space/time. It’s a field of infinite possibilities, infinite creativity. It’s your internal reference point with which you should always be in touch.

Wayne Dyer:

The soul is the birthless, deathless, changeless part of us. The part of us that looks out from behind our eyes and has no form. The soul is infinite so there is no in or out of it. It is everywhere. There’s no place that it is not.

Gary Zukav:

The soul is that part of you that existed before you were born and that will exist after you die. It’s the highest, most noble part of yourself that you can reach for.

Iyanla Vanzant:

The soul, I believe, is the fingerprint of God that becomes a physical body. I believe that. It’s the fingerprint… It’s unique to everybody.

Eckhart Tolle:

The soul is your innermost being. The presence that you are beyond form. The consciousness that you are beyond form, that is the soul. That is who you are in essence.

DeVon Franklin:

The soul is the spirit. It is the connecting line to God. I believe the soul is where the Holy Spirit resides. I believe that it is literally, you know, when you pick up the phone and then you have your 4G network? The soul is the 4G network right to heaven to me.

Sarah Ban Breathnach:

The soul is the spiritual essence of who we really are.

Daniel Pink:

The soul is, I think, our capacity to see that our lives are about something more than simply the day-to-day, and that we’re here for a purpose. It could be connected to religion or not, but that there is a purpose of your being here.

Debbie Ford:

To me, the soul is a part of us that never dies. It’s who we are at our core. And it carries all the messages and the lessons that we’ve learned in the past, and will carry all the lessons and the messages that we will carry into the future.

Michael Singer:

The indwelling consciousness that watches the mind come and go. That watches the heart come and go, the emotions of the heart. And watches the world pass before you. You, the conscious, the consciousness, the centre of being, is the soul.

Marianne Williamson:

For me, it’s the truth of who we are. The light, the love which is within us goes by different names, but the truth of us. Michelangelo said when he got a statue that he would go to the quarry and get a big piece of marble and the way he imagined it, God had already created the statue and his job was just to get rid of the excess marble. So that’s what we’re like. Inside is the being that God has already created. Some call it the Christ, the Buddha mind, the Shekinah, the light, the soul. And our job is to get rid of this excess, useless fear, thought forms of the world that actually hide the light of the soul.

Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee:

The soul is a divine part of our self. It is our divine nature. It is a part of us that is one with God. Everybody has a soul. It is the immortal internal part of ourselves. It never dies. It’s immortal. It belongs to God.

What is the soul to you? Add onto this fascinating list with your personal definition of the soul below.

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