The Human Condition: The Soul Explored

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The Human Condition: The Soul Explored

Each week Eagle Eye writer Noah Taylor explores a different aspect of the

Each week Eagle Eye writer Noah Taylor explores a different aspect of the "human condition."

Photo illustration by Noah Taylor. Image used by Creative Commons License

Each week Eagle Eye writer Noah Taylor explores a different aspect of the "human condition."

Photo illustration by Noah Taylor. Image used by Creative Commons License

Photo illustration by Noah Taylor. Image used by Creative Commons License

Each week Eagle Eye writer Noah Taylor explores a different aspect of the "human condition."

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The soul, often viewed religiously, and depending on your philosophical standpoint, will likely be viewed in a very different light when compared to others. This is the beauty of the entire concept, the thought of an unseen energy that encompasses your very being in its entirety, it’s poetic really.

Theologically, the soul is seen as the essence of life itself. This takes on an almost identical meaning to me without any presence of religious affiliation as I do feel that the soul is an energy which takes the form of life. As we know due to The Law of Conservation of Energy, energy of any type cannot be created or destroyed, only changed in form from one to another.

With this law in mind, it is also known that electricity, energy, resides in the human body. If these two facts are connected, it could be rationalized that the energy in the human body cannot be created by anything nor destroyed by anything making the electricity in our brains a preexisting force of nature.

To me, this correlates to the thought that there is a possibility of an afterlife, somewhere for this energy to reside after it has left the human body. While I am admittedly not religious, therefore without the belief in the specifics of heaven or hell, I do accept that it is quite possible for the human mind and consciousness to find its way to another place after our deaths.

Say this is the case, it only leads further to my own more pseudo scientific explanations to what happens after we die. I see this energy as a theoretically infinitely existing force, and this drives me to believe that reincarnation could be in some form, possible. If one’s life energy has exited their body, that energy can conduct to another location, or brain and through this transfer of energy, life is recreated as it once was in another being.

Thinking about what the soul might be on a literal level has fueled my deeper thoughts when considering sentience and consciousness as a whole. All of such concepts are connected. The ideas as to why we have such deep levels of consciousness, why we have sentience and what causes life are all related and really taking the time to think over what position one might take on these ideas is extremely enlightening and eye opening.

There is so much possibility when it comes to the ideas behind life itself, this is why they must be discussed and considered by us as a human race. If we all look to learn as much about our own existence as possible, we will be a much more enlightened and peaceful species.

I do see the craziness in what is being said here, but I simply hope that through sharing my own thoughts on these topics that others may take up their own inquiries into them as well. I wish to encourage in-depth thought and heavy consideration of the world’s bigger questions. Be curious, don’t accept things that have infinite possibilities as having one answer and seek the enlightenment of this world that brings about self actualization and peace.

 

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