All that the eyes see, all that the ears hear, all that the tongue tastes, all that the nose smells, all that the body feels, impacts the soul. The soul, which instructs the mind (best case scenario), which in turn instructs the body, further impacts the soul. The external environment therefore is the source of a soul’s energy. If there were nothing external for the virgin soul to take in then it would simply remain as it was upon birth and die in the same condition, neither growing nor depleting.
All inanimate things (majority of the known universe) have no soul for they just are. The sun takes nothing in rather it just burns until one day it will burn no more. The ocean takes nothing in so it just sways back and forth with the wind and the moon. Inanimate things simply are and provide unintentionally for the animate. Why then, should my soul find such an attraction and reverence for the soulless inanimate objects like the stars, the ocean, and the mountains? Why does the sun sparkling on the expansive ocean fill my soul with sublime joy? Why does my soul find more nourishment and growth when it instructs me to depart from humanity and walk alone amongst nature? Why does my soul expand when I watch the clouds flow and transform effortlessly above? Why do I find the universe’s chaotic creation and destruction so inspiring?
Because I am trying to understand my parents. Because I am trying to understand that the creator or creators don’t have any expectations, opinions, or judgments as to how I decide to live my brief existence. My uncaring creator or creators gave me life with no guidelines or restrictions. The creator simply set the stage with no script, the orchestra with no score or conductor. It is therefore the purpose of my soul to decide how to enjoy this short breath of freedom. It is therefore the purpose of all souls given their present form to make the same determination. For many souls, like the hawk, the Orca, or the dolphin, the decision seems to be made with beauty and simplicity. For other souls, like those of the human form, the decision seems to come with much complexity. Only when man discovers how to unwrap the self-imposed bondage will we finally understand how to interact with one another. Only when we see each other as individual souls seeking our own definitions of fulfillment will we be able to interact with one another to enable rather than disable that boundless, difficult, yet joyful quest.