My initial reaction to if souls exist is that if there were no souls, the world would be a boring place.
Let me preface this by saying while I do believe in God, I do not intend on tying these two things together, though for me they are linked. I think no matter your beliefs that souls exist. I believe nature has a soul this includes the air we breathe, the trees we appreciate, and of course all those creatures of the earth we call animals.
As for my offering of proof, all I can go on is feeling but I believe its feelings you have all experience. Have you gone on a walk in a park and when you see, hear, and feel a breeze whisk through the trees do you feel some sense of connection to nature? I certainly can’t describe the sensation and even if it were possible with my minute command of the written word I could hardly do it justice. I’ll just posit it like this in these moments I can understand how native peoples feel connected to their environment.
It’s as if nature is having a conversation with itself and its inviting me to join in and appreciate the environment around me. We always talk about the might of nature and it’s certainly a beautiful but also dangerous thing. We talk about listening to it so we can save it which I think is a noble cause we should never stop pursuing. Consider all these things we consider about nature and the fact that it’s a living, breathing thing and tell me how it does not have a soul?
As part of nature, I firmly believe plants and animals have souls too. How many times have you seen a family of animals whether like raccoons, or any other scurrying critter cross the street? They care for their young in such a loving way that I have to believe they have souls too. And, of course, with man’s best friend the dog I rest my case on those fuzzy companions because we’ve all seen how loving and amazing they can be.
This brings me to my last point, soulmates. If we have a soul then that begs to reason soulmates exist too. As a skeptical yet hopeless romantic, I will forever believe in soulmates. I’ve heard in several different places that each person has two or three soulmates in the world for them and this should be encouraging because this means your odds are better that way.
But I digress from that point just to say if you met that person you want to/are spending the rest of your life with when you think about them or look at them how do you feel? Do you feel this indescribable warm and fuzzy feeling that you usually get after experiencing a feel good story? That must mean you’re living your own feel-good story.
Soulmates to me are best described as that indescribable warm and fuzzy feeling. You can’t necessarily put words to it but you and your partner know it’s there. I like to believe it’s that feeling that causes those initial tears when the bride and groom see each other on the altar at their wedding.
In fact, I’m getting those warm and fuzzy feelings right now while I write this. I guess what I’m saying is live life soulfully.