Within us are riches greater than any we can ever accumulate on earth. We have inside us a source of knowledge from which all other knowledge flows.
A love far greater and fulfilling than any we can know in the outer world is waiting to embrace us with open arms within. At our core is a strength and power that can enable us to overcome any fear.
Underlying our separateness as individuals is a connectedness and oneness to all life. Awaiting us inside is a bliss and joy so fulfilling that we need no other outer intoxicants to make us happy. All these gifts lie within us in the empowered soul.
The soul is a source of tremendous wisdom, love, and power, yet we remain ignorant of its treasures when we allow it to be overpowered by the mind, the senses and the physical body. When the mind and body assert power over the soul, the soul forgets itself.
But the empowered soul is our true nature, and it is time we reclaim the soul so that its gifts can enrich our life. There are two ways through which to view ourselves with regard to the soul.
The first is to view ourselves primarily as a body and mind. When we see ourselves in this manner, we say that we are a mind and body that “have a soul.” The second is to see ourselves primarily as a soul. When we change perspective and identify with the soul, we say that we are a soul who “has or wears a mind and body.”
If we think we are a mind and body, then ours is a journey to find the soul. If we realise that we are the soul, which has been given a mind and body to maneuver through the physical world, then our goal is to further empower the soul.
By empowering the soul we recover its natural control over the mind and senses. The soul’s power has been forgotten. The mind, the senses, the body, and the pulls of the physical world have placed the soul in a state of forgetfulness from which we must awaken.
When we empower our soul, its wisdom, immortality, love, fearlessness, connectedness, and bliss add a new dimension to our life.
Many people live and die without ever realising the full power and potential of their soul. At some time in their life, they may begin to wonder about the soul, about God, and about the purpose of their existence.
This search for meaning and purpose — the spiritual quest — is one that people pursue in individual ways. Some seek answers in scripture while others search in places of worship. Some go beyond their own religion to find the answers offered in other faiths.
Whichever method one adopts, the direction one follows to find the answers to life’s questions is known as the spiritual path. It is the spiritual path that leads us to the realisation of our inner self, to the soul.
Many people pass through life never realising who they are and never certain about the purpose of their existence. In times of trouble or in the face of death, they may raise these questions but may not follow them through to a fulfilling conclusion or else may abandon the process when the bad times pass. But those who have a burning desire to find the answers to the mysteries of life can find them.
Fortunately, there are people in the world who have found spiritual fulfillment and can guide us. If we look through history we find that in every generation there have been people who have realised themselves as soul and have realised God.
Some of their wisdom and experiences have been recorded in history and, in some cases, a religion has been created from their teachings. Other realised souls have come and gone but have left behind no records because they did not found a religion or leave behind any scriptures.