As always, I’m embarrassed how long it has been since I’ve written. Time seems to accelerate these days.
I don’t know what the Sufi word is for soul, but I suspect if it is different it has a like meaning. Nor am I sure where it is located. Some say the heart, some say it is in the breath of life we receive at birth, and sometimes I think it is present in our senses – our hearing, smell, sight, taste and feel. What I do know is that no matter where it is and how large or small it is in our bodies, the whole world cannot satisfy its longing. Our soul is only satisfied by the infinite nature of God, and like water that is restless until it reaches level, the soul has no peace till it rests in God.
I also have come to believe that each of our souls grows over time. As we gather experience, wisdom, and love our bodies can’t keep up with our souls. I know so many people radiate peace although their bodies are starting to fail.
On several occasions I’ve been with people in the last moments of their life, and heard them say they were ready to go “home.” I have come to understand that they meant exactly what they said. Their souls had grown beyond their bodies’ capacity. Their souls needed to go rest with God.
Let me hear from you dear friend. Webb