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I Am a Soul

I love it! I love it! I love it!
In the very few moments when I manage to make everybody steps outside my life; when al noises, tasks, social responsibilities, bills, and stressing conditions vanish as if they are a piece of sugar in my morning coffee mug, I use to close my eyes and have a cup of tea with me.
At this very special moment I overwhelm with the sense that I am actually a soul. The real of me is that magical power resides inside- which I do not know what it is exactly- that is called “soul”. Heart beats and breathes in and out are controlled by such mysterious power: the true me.
Once “I” get connected with “Me”, I shout the first sentence in my post: I love it! I love it! I love it!
I love being deep inside like this moment, I love being away from all circumstances that disturb me from enjoying the purity of soul, which God grants to us all, regardless what religion, race, color, languages we have.
At that moment, I use to have memories- and by the way they are the same memories in each time I get encounter with me. A scene from my childhood, my school mates, my first love, my current love, my first day at work, times I had challenges, times I faced challenges, and time I won over challenges.
Usually my meeting with my soul is very inspiring, but it ends with a glance of sadness. Yes, as my soul always ask the same bold question: how do you make use of me, Rasha? Do you make me enjoy the life you were given or you keep on burdening me day in and day out with things that may or may not matter?
My soul keep pressing on me: “What is the purpose of your life in the first place?”.
Reaching to this stage, I open my eyes and look sadly to the room ceiling, the lamp, to nowhere.
I found that I have rich life, with many experiences; I worked from the scratch till I reached the top. I have friends, loving people, and no enemies. I found that I met people from around the world, I wrote about stories about communities and cultures. But I figured out that I did not climb a mount yet to get in touch with a community whose everything is different than me.
I did not wander in the earth to meet new people, to risk being in different places, and to sincerely listen to pains and sorrows of human fellows.
I am somehow chained by routine life. By people depending on me, and by the physical borders that people or governments put to block roads.
But I believe I will do it once. To walk my walk and go meet with my fellows.
I feel secure here, on World Pulse, as it is virtually making me connect with rare experiences. And I believe It will bring the best in me If I correspondent for this community.
I wanna go on discovery on a stranger tide of life, soul.
I love it! I love it! I love it!

Alas! a new work e-mail peeping! Join me "Soul" as you add beauty to my work. C'mon! do not hide, do not make my work so dry! You know I have a passionate to what I always do :)

Comments

joyacomeaux's picture

Soul Connection...

Hi Rasha,
I totally agree. The soul connection is so magical.. and then we are here in this reality.
Learning to accept the balance of both, for me, has been a challenge.
Thanks for letting me know you also share this experience.
All the best,
joya

Johanna's picture

There is real poetry

...to your quest for your inner potential. I feel your passion and yearning and curiosity reading this. And i feel you will have an interesting journey. You have much to give! Blessings, Johanna

mvmagellan's picture

Hi Rasha, I love your energy

Hi Rasha,
I love your energy and your ability to face your inner most emotions and desires, even when you realize that they have some flaws. I like that you recounted the recollection of your memories. I think that many of us do this, but often do not put it into words or think more deeply about WHY we recall certain memories and not others. Keep pushing yourself to analyse further. I love it too!

Mary

AyeshaM's picture

beautiful soul

Warm greetings dear Rasha,

Taking time out for oneself is so important - thanks for the reminder to nurture my soul.

Peace,
Ayesha

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