There's something staggeringly peculiar about the streets of Berlin on a gloomy day. The kind of gray day when you feel the sky is about to fall down due to the amount of water particles ready to pour down from the thick layer of clouds. Yet, not a single drop.
This won't be much of a Caspian post. I've said enough about the greatness of those guys, so that little fraction off their Hymn For The Greatest Generation EP will serve more as a soundtrack to whatever will come out in the following few paragraphs.
Ready for a huge slap of abstractness?
The soul. No idea why I started thinking about it, but the whole concept around the soul, whether it actually exist - things one has probably thought of at least once in their lives. I'm not one to care a lot about religion, but still I would like to believe in the existence of this "thing". Not that they are related in any way.
The word itself is kinda cool, if you think about it and say it out loud. There's even a musical genre named after it and I guess that's why many people associate it with passion. And yet, if you ask a dozen of people what soul is, you'll get a wide variety of answers. For example... "an invisible and intangible collection of everything that defines you as a person. Your personality, hopes, fears and dreams, without any of the physical attributes that make up your body". Yeah, a body stripped out of the body itself. Does this make any sense?
Other people say that there aren't any physical manifestation of the soul therefore it's often labelled as "fiction of the religious masses". There's no right or wrong way to go about that. I just think that even if there's no evidence, it doesn't necessarily mean we should cross it off completely, but that's the nice thing about the free will - everyone is entitled to a personal opinion and that makes the world a great place, in a way.
Moving on from what the soul really is, I sometimes feel the first state of the whole soul thing is a motion. Call it a journey, a search, a pursuit (of happiness). Where to - I don't really know, nor have the capacity to write something even remotely intelligent, but the term lost souls must exist for a reason. However, I would rather call it searching souls, because lost seems a bit too negative. Just because you don't know where you are going, doesn't mean that you are lost. Once you know you've found you're looking for... well, you just know.
At the end of the day life sends our way people and experiences who sometimes pass by our soul micro-cosmos uneventfully, but sometimes they are being pulled in and tiny part of us starts to gravitate towards their presence. In that line of thought, I guess I would go back towards that Merlin Mann interview I quoted earlier this week (probably the most impactful piece of text I've read in the past few weeks). Can't really say how can I pinpoint this to the ongoing topic, but he puts the whole "unknown next step" concept and the support of friends towards that in, that I guess it kinda related to my micro-soul-cosmos concept.
On a slightly unrelated topic, something from that interview which I felt posting here.
"Give yourself a little bit of a break and let yourself have some dignity. Hold your head up and act as though you’re capable of something better than what you have. There is so much negative self-talk that we do to keep ourselves feeling terrible about everything...
...Go a little easier on yourself, and in so doing, be prepared to make and do things that might seem silly at first. Just keep moving: don’t ruminate and stare at the wall. Don’t just play with your phone: go out and produce something."