It is easy to associate our soul with feeling. But did you know that if you only have feeling in your soul then your emotions can rule. We all know how that can lead to disaster. Feeling, of course, is more than emotions. We can feel awe and wonder, especially at Christmas time. We can appreciate beauty, truth, goodness and reverence.
Christmas can also be a sad time, remembering loved ones who are absent or have passed away. We can be torn between this sadness and the joy that Christmas brings. These two emotions tug against each other in our soul. Take a moment to experience how the pendulum can swing one way or the other between joy and sadness. This is the base activity of our soul, but our soul is much more than this.
Our soul is the engine of our consciousness. If we spent our whole time feeling we would not be able to think. People say this when they are caught up in their emotions: “I can’t think!” We have to fight through our emotions to think and this clears our mind. On the other hand, we can just think and not warm up their thoughts with feeling.
After we have felt and thought, then comes the use of our will. We move into action. If we have balanced these three soul activities then our action will be appropriate. If we act in haste without the right amount of thought infused into our feeling there may be repercussions. If we can become more aware of these three activities then we can answer “Yes!” to the question: Have you met your soul.