A Working Definition
I don't presume to be able to define the soul; many philosophers and theologians through the ages have tried and differed. I can only offer a working definition of my own: That part of you where your innermost wisdom resides, where you are connected with your spiritual source, however you name it, and where your sense of oneness with all life resides. That part of you where the broadest possible knowledge and perspective on this lifetime on earth and all other aspects of your soul journey are known.
Denise Linn offers the following: "Soul is the word we use to describe the central or integral part of something; it is the vital core. In its most profound sense it also describes the essence of every human being. It is that place within each of us that is infinite, eternal and universal. The soul is a source which gives rise to form, yet it is unknowable. It is elusive by its very nature, but must be nurtured and cared for. We can intuitively understand what its needs are, yet never fathom its depths. It is the substance that links our body and spirit to the greater focus of the universe."