Talking about soul is only a step-off-point for the actual experience of soul. When we invoke the soul, it sets up an expectation for something to be experienced beyond the mundane everyday routines, the robotic clock work lives we do live to a large extent in our culture. Soul requires pause. It requires the recognition that something sacred, something completely other exists beyond the furthest reaches of the individual psyche. The soul then functions as the meeting point between this sacred other and the subjective self. It is where we integrate those seemingly irreconcilable aspects of our existence. It is formed within the tension of being and becoming. The idea of soul suggests that we can learn to live in harmony with the sacred aspects of our universe and thus reconnect with the creative source of all. It requires surrender to the possibility, a curbing of the rational censor. It requires a shift in awareness, a turning inward; and as a culture, we currently seem to be on the cusp of this radical re-evaluation.