What is a “Soul”?

Your soul is your consciousness — i.e., your mind. “Soul” consists of what you think, feel, perceive, hope for, feel angry about, or appraise in any cognitive, mental way. Your thoughts are the most fundamental part of your soul; all else, including feelings, spring from them. Your soul is not hostage to your body, and your soul is not at the mercy of your body, either. A healthy and moral person works to maintain harmony between body and soul at all times. Your brain provides the wiring for your mind, but is not the whole of your mind. The brain is like the plug for your television or the hardware for your computer. Hardware is not software. It provides the means for the content to express itself, but is not the content itself.