The soul. Does it exist? If so, what is it? What is its purpose? What is OUR purpose for that matter? And why are we here?
At some point in your life, you ponder these questions - even if only briefly. And if you're a seeker of knowledge, you continue on and begin asking, "If there is a soul, where does it come from? Where does it go?" And the flood gates are opened . . .
I came across an interesting piece of writing on the topic recently that was titled, "An Idea Concerning the Soul and Ascension" in which Philip writes:
"Like billions of other human beings on this planet have since the time of man began, I have spent countless hours pondering over and searching for the "truth" of existence. Exactly what is the truth? Since I do believe in a 'higher being" I have dabbled in a variety of mainstream religions over my time, and studied many more. The main thing I have come away with is that each one is certain that it has the right idea, and every other religion is totally wrong. How can there possibly be so many divergent religions and all of them be "right"? Why all these differing ideas on the concept of heaven and hell? How does that all fit into the "out of the mainstream" ideas like ghosts, witchcraft, parallel universes, extraterrestrials, reincarnation, past lives, astral travel, superhuman powers, and the sense of Déjà vu?
Perhaps all we really have to do is take a step back and look at a bigger picture. Maybe there is a grain of truth in all these things.
Have you ever experienced a nagging conscious or had a hunch pay off? Intuitively knowing what to do or where to go? Have you sensed you were being watched or interacted with? Have you ever felt like you were outside your body watching it as it went through it's motions or had moments when an inner voice told you to do things you would probably not otherwise thought of doing? What exactly is that?"
The writer, Philip, provides a very practical down-to-earth explanation. To me, it seems logical and makes plenty of sense if you're open minded enough to think on it for a moment.
I would advise readers to do so. Read Philips full interpretation and thoughts on the matter and then ponder them - even if only for a moment.