An article written by: Lee Sonogan
I simply believe that some part of the human Self or Soul is not subject to the laws of space and time. – Carl Jung
Does the soul exist? Today, many people believe they possess a soul. While many other people believe the soul can be explained by the workings of the brain. The philosopher Plato believed that humans could be broken down into 3 parts. The body, the mind and the soul. In this article, I will try to explain what a soul is and regardless of its existence, it can not be currently proved or disapproved.
In many religious, philosophical, and mythological traditions, the soul is the essence of a living being. It even has a weight of 21 grams according to scientific studies done in the early 19th century. Many respectable scientists have stated their own theories of life about the soul. With some even saying their theories of everything to provide evidence of life after death. Depending on the personal philosophical system, a soul can either be mortal or immortal.
On the quantum level, there is still so much we don’t understand. If we could scan a human and find the god particle, would that be proof of a soul? People take the comment of having no soul an insult. My theory is the body and soul are connected with the external brain working in balance with the internal soul. Enlightenment is the perfect balance between self and ego. If the soul exists, it is a force that connects us internally with nature and others while allows us to be individually unique in our own way.