This is an affirmation we often hear others utter. For one to understand this heavy affirmation they first require the understanding and meaning of a soul. Most people think that a soul is just a spirit which turns into a ghost when we pass on, but that it is just the tip of the iceberg. Don’t get me wrong ,society has somehow acknowledged and accepted this as one of the many meanings of a soul but let’s be honest ,that’s something you’d expect to hear from a 4th grader when asking about souls and ghosts.
The true meaning of a soul when we look at it in a deeper context is the principle of life, feeling, thought, and action in humans. It is regarded as a distinct entity separate from the body, and commonly held to be separable in existence from the body. It is the spiritual part of humans as distinct from the physical part. I truly believe that our souls are in some way affected by the different aura’s and energies around us because our souls are the essence of our being. For example , when we are around a lot of negativity we tend to become negative as well , but what we fail to see is that it is our souls which become negative and not our bodies.I honestly feel that how we treat our bodies in this life determines how our souls survive in the afterlife because our bodies are the temples that house our souls. So please tell me… Exactly how will fifty million dollars save you when it is not your health that is in battle , but it is your soul?
I’m sure you’ve often heard people say they’d rather cry in a Ferrari than on a bicycle. Yea… I’m not going to lie… I used to be one of these people. Don’t judge me okay I am my own jury. Let’s be honest , most of us are guilty of stupidity, I say this because majority think that money can get them out of any situation , life threatening or not. But life has a funny way of humbling us , especially when we least expect it. My mom often reminds me that life is like a wheel, one day you’re at the top and the next day you’re at the bottom just like that. It is at these moments when we’re at the bottom where our souls need saving and we remember all the people we did wrong and took for granted when we were at the top because we thought we had it all and that it would last.
One thing I’ve realized is that people who effortlessly give off good energies and positive auras tend to be very healthy and happy people , who don’t have much but have enough to make a living from day to day. Then we have people who have it ALL , all the wealth , luxury , and power but yet their souls just radiate negative energies and their aura is COMPLETELY OFF. This ultimately leads to a short life because if ones soul is ill their bodily temple won’t be able to carry on for much longer. I ask again… how will fifty million dollars save you when it is not your health that is in battle , but it is your soul?
I leave you with a quote by Marian Wright Edelman “Never work just for money or for power. They won’t save your soul or help you sleep at night”