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Got Soul?

"We are not human beings having a spiritual experience. We are spiritual beings having a human experience." -Pierre Teilhard de Chardin.

Mariam Soliman

Every day, we all wonder why we were born into this world. What is our purpose? What are we set out to do in this lifetime?

Self-help books have brought me peace and more insight. Reading them has helped to release the tensions of the world one page at a time.

I feel as if some of my questions have been answered, and because our Universe is so vast and fascinating, there's so much we have yet to learn. However, we can try to understand it more during the little time we were given.

One saying that I read that woke me up was, "We are not human beings having a spiritual experience. We are spiritual beings having a human experience." Now if that doesn't make you think of how special our lives are, I'm not sure what will.

It's remarkable if you really think about it. We make friendships, have possessions, and create memories. We have the power to love and make someone smile when they're having a bad day.

We can communicate our thoughts to others and make them laugh. We are able to create the lives we want to live if we are willing to pick up the pen and write up our own stories.

But yet, some refuse to do so.

To me, it's baffling that we forget that we are souls roaming the Earth. We are living behind our masks, our shells, that we call our bodies. We have egos. Outfits. Shoes. Phones. Some stuff that wouldn't even matter to us if it weren't for our manmade values in society.

Some people carry their weight around without thinking of their purpose. Their perception of life is narrow and foggy, wondering what fast-food place they'll hit next, when their next cigarette break will be, or how many hours left until they can crack open a six-pack and watch the game.

Work, smoke, drink, shower, sleep. Repeat.

That's the cycle of life, right? WRONG! There's so much more to life than trying to cope with it.

Read more into subjects that interest you, work out more, cook, pick up a racquet, go see a movie with a friend, plant those seeds, bake cookies, stretch, bask in the sunlight, give someone a compliment, write in a journal your experiences, thoughts, and goals. Get something done!

Feel blessed. Be grateful for everything you have. Do something that uplifts you and carries you forward! Something that reminds you why you're here breathing. Something that connects you to your true self. Think of your calling.

Take advantage of all the opportunities that lie before you, and you will be full of content. There is more to life than working and doing laundry.

Once you connect to your soul, that's when life begins.

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