Definitions: (1) possessing positive qualities; the embodiment of a quality <Brevity is the soul of wit.>; (2) full of or expressive of emotion or deep feeling <All were moved by the artist’s soulful rendition.>; (3) having spiritual or emotional warmth, power, or understanding

• If the head and the body are to be well, you must begin by curing the soul. — Plato (c. 4th Century BC) Greek philosopher
• What shall it profit you if you gain the whole world and lose your own soul? — Jesus of Nazareth (7 BC-30 AD) The Bible, Matthew 16:26
• If the soul could have known God without the world, the world would never have been created. — Meister Eckhart [born Eckhart von Hochheim] (c.1260-1328) German theologian
• The soul is the self-reflective, truth-discerning, and spirit-perceiving part of man which forever elevates the human being above the level of the animal world. (133:6.5) — Jesus of Nazareth (7 BC-30 AD) The Urantia Book {1955}
• If you would have the message of the gods to direct your life, look for that which repeats. … It comes again and again until you have made it part of your soul and your enduring spirit. — Marion Zimmer Bradley (1930-1999) The Mists of Avalon {1982}

• Remember your belongings are just stuff; material possessions belong to Mother Earth. You are really made of your spiritual qualities, your soul.
• The tools used to build your soul are:
    1. Events – may be external or internal
    2. Evaluations/reactions – based on your mind frame and soul characteristics to date
    3. Choices
    4. Actions
    5. Experiences
    6. Assimilations
    7. Growth

Observation: Human beings, in a structural sense, are made up of five components: body, mind, spirit, personality, and soul. Enlightenment is a balanced integration of positive qualities into each of these aspects.

Advice: If a person you admire is considered the embodiment of a quality or attribute, i.e., “the soul of generosity,” emulate him or her.

Symbols: 1) birds; 2) a well; 3) the foot; 4) a garden; 5) the tunic; 6) the gazelle; 7) the number six; 8) the hawk (Egyptian); 9) a butterfly [attraction to light]

Mythological Figure: Psyche is the Personification of the Soul. Psyche was so lovely that the jealous Venus asked Cupid to destroy her; but Cupid fell in love with her instead. — Lucius Apuleius (c. 125-180) Latin Writer