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The idea that the human consciousness lives on after death is up to interpretation for some people. For others, it is what keeps them going, knowing that there is more to life than what we can taste, can hear and can feel in our physical bodies.

But what is the soul exactly? The soul can be a feeling, a thought and an action that separate from the physical state of the body. Figuring what the soul is, depends on what religion or what belief system that you follow. For example, Buddhism denies the existence of an unchanging or eternal soul created by a God. Hindus believe that the atman or the (soul) of a person passes into their new life by reincarnation. In Christianity, it is believed that the soul leaves the earth and joins God forever. Judaism teaches us that nothing happens after death and the body will be resurrected when God decides to do so. Then there are people who have no connection to the soul and pay little attention to it.

No matter what you believe or what religion you are connected to, we all are infinitely part of the universe. All people have a purpose in life if they choose to accompany it. By finding the soul's purpose you will understand your passion, your path and your creativity since we are all multidimensional creatures. Discover your soul's purpose while embarking on a journey that is inspiring and everlasting.

Pay attention to the mind.

Pay attention to what you are thinking about. Researchers believe that 95 percent of what goes on in the mind is subconscious. About 5 percent of our thoughts are actually conscious thoughts. Before bad thoughts even merge with the subconscious, we need to become more diligent on what we are thinking about. Once we decide that a thought is true, it becomes a belief that is good or bad. "Our subconscious mind merges this thought with other beliefs in our belief system and helps us gather evidence to support this thought as a truth," Author Dawn Demers wrote. Stop judging yourself and let go of thoughts that are distracting.

Avoid life distractions.

Bad things happen in life, but don't allow it inside your bubble or into your inner sanctum. When everything around us appears to be falling apart, find time for stillness, solitude and rest. Use introspection to help guide you through moments of hardships. If you don't, life will run you over and your soul will become stuck. Avoid getting tangled in life's petty distractions. 
"Breathe, pray and be thankful for where you are at the moment."

Slow down.

Mahatma Gandhi said people need to pace themselves. "There is more to life than increasing its speed." Let's take this to heart in order to enjoy life and find restoration. Take a few moments to be still and just be quiet. Go somewhere without the kids, noise or electronics. Breathe, pray and be thankful for where you are at the moment. When can finally slow down, we can hear our inner voice clearer and louder. 

Find out what your talents are.

To know what your soul's purpose is on earth, you need to uncover what your talents and giftings are. The reason is that everything is connected to the soul and so are your talents. Ask yourself a couple of questions. What intrigues you, captivates you and burns in your heart? What activity brings you the most satisfaction in life? If you don't have all the answers and that is fine. Find a pad and jot your thoughts down. Usually when we list the things that we like to do or are passionate about it all becomes clearer. Sometimes this is included in our individual journey

Be yourself.

If you are always acting like someone else or aspiring to be someone else, you will never find your own identity. Sometimes we feel that there is something prove to others because fear or self-judgment seeped into our lives along the way. If you want to find your soul's purpose, look no further than within. 

Rise above rejection.

It might be self-inflicted or caused by someone else's actions towards us, regardless of how it happened--rejection is painful. What happens is that we internalize these rejections and believe we are not capable of being loved. Rejection can paralyze you when you internalize it. Remember the bubble and the inner sanctum we mentioned that needs protection? The same holds true for rejection, don't allow it to disorient your mind or become a gateway for bitterness in your heart.

Be grateful in life.

“Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it," author William Arthur Ward explained. Truly, gratitude is an underutilized gift. Show gratitude towards people you know and people that you don't know. As we move forward in our journey on earth, it would be a lot more enjoyable if we were more grateful. This gives you a happier life, heart and of course, being thankful infuses the soul with joy.

Invite happiness in.

When you invite happiness in, your life will change and it will help you embrace your soul's purpose. "Our souls deserve a couple of rays of happiness every day. Seek what blocks you from allowing laughter and joy in some every day. You may or may not have a spiritual path in your life," the Good Men Project shared. Positive feelings don't have to be experienced when something good happens, it can happen even during your toughest moments. Take time today to let happiness into your life.

Finding your soul's purpose doesn't have to be a taboo subject. The soul is something that can be guided in tangible ways until we depart from this world. During the journey, invest in yourself, be grateful and let go of negative things and negative energy. Someday, you will be able to discover many wonderful things about yourself and your destiny.

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