Mind, Soul and Spirit

What is the difference between the soul and the spirit,
And where does the mind come in?
For only when these three work in harmony,
Can we find true peace and happiness.
So as you read on,
May you search for the distinctions,
Feel the affinity,
And most of all,
Make the connections.

For without belief,

There can be no Spirit.

Let the mind be my eyes
Let the soul cradle my desires
And let the spirit invoke divine wisdom.

On the edges of peaceful slumber
At the precipice of dreams
The aspects of my being yearn for each other
For only in that sentient world beyond consciousness,
Do they truly commune
The mind heralding reason
The soul auguring emotion
And the spirit wielding belief.

As I mount the winds of imagination
My mind draws a canvas of reality
My soul plots that canvas with hope
And the spirit intuits a destination

In the realm of dreams
I glide on wings of wonder
To places unknown
And those I long to know
Mind, soul and spirit unite
Each aiding the other.

To sate my lonely soul
The mind will conjure
A fragrance of love
With the freshness of adventure
A tulip and lilac scent
Kissed by spring and ocean-sent

To soothe my hopeless mind
The spirit will guide
To the miracles of this world
And the bliss of belief
From recoveries that baffle medicine
To the magic of gratitude

To aid my waning spirit
The soul will lend heart
To strengthen devotion
With hope as a start
The doors opened by kindness
And the rewards of selfless love

Duomo di Milano cathedral in Milan.

So I weave with strings of hope
Adorn with beads of resolve
And christen with feathers of belief
My Dreamcatcher
To ward the nightmares away
And draw the insight from dreams.

What is the difference between the soul and the spirit,
And where does the mind come in?
The soul drives emotion and conscience
The spirit wields belief and Will
And the mind makes it all reality

To not believe beyond physical sight,
Is to stifle the spirit,
And render one incomplete.

Β© judeitakali


Disclaimer

The above are my personal reflections and philosophical thoughts, based on some research, my own beliefs, and quite a bit of contemplation.

Also for Eugi’s weekly prompt(dreamcatcher)

I look forward to your thoughts and opinions on these epiphanies,
Please share in the comments section.

41 Comments Add yours

  1. Sadje says:

    Quite a bit of deep thinking has gone into these verses. Beautifully written Jude

    Liked by 4 people

    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you Sadje. Thinking and searching

      Liked by 3 people

      1. Sadje says:

        You’re welcome! I think it is something we, the humans should do.

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      2. judeitakali says:

        πŸ™πŸ½πŸŒ·

        Liked by 3 people

      3. Sadje says:

        πŸ˜‰

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  2. Ingrid says:

    I agree very much with your closing affirmation!

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you Ingrid. I’m glad you doπŸ’œ

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  3. This was a meditative amalgam of the mind soul and spirit. A reflective write Jude πŸ’œπŸ’™

    Liked by 4 people

    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you Radhika. I really wanted to share these theories.🧑❀️

      Liked by 2 people

  4. Dora says:

    The final three lines were a great denouement to a wonderful flight of thought and poetry. Enjoyed it!

    Liked by 3 people

    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you Dora🌷. I wanted this to be as much about the journey as the destination.

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      1. Dora says:

        And it was, wonderfully so! 🌹

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      2. judeitakali says:

        πŸ˜ŠπŸ€—

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  5. -Eugenia says:

    You ruffled my feathers with this piece! Your words are beautiful and quite spiritual, Jude, IMO! Absolutely divine writing. 🌹

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Oh thank you so much Eugi. This guarantees a happy night for me, smiling all the way to morning πŸ€—πŸ˜β€οΈ

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  6. blogbyA says:

    Very well written…it seems u have poured your soul in your words

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much A. ❀️

      Liked by 2 people

  7. tanvibytes says:

    This was so beautifully written, loved the part, the soul and spirit lines were amazing! πŸ™‚

    Liked by 4 people

    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Tanvi. I’m glad you enjoyed

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  8. memadtwo says:

    You’re a deep thinker Jude. We do need to nurture all of our parts to be complete. (K)

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much K.

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  9. Jules says:

    While I believe in many different things… I think that perhaps for me spirit and or soul could be one thing – that intuitive voice that the mind often neglects. Dreams are just to weird for me to fathom making a whole lot of sense in reality. Sometimes I notice changes that I haven’t made in dreams, like when an older child becomes young. Or I am dealing with a celebrity that I have never met. Often I wonder about outcomes in dreams that I cannot control. Mostly I just think dreams are quite a bit of the days bombardment of stimuli attempting to gain some recognition or focus. πŸ˜€

    It is good to honor and attempt to understand others views πŸ™‚

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you very much Jules. I acknowledge your point of view. Wasn’t the angle I approached this from but I agree it’s a balance to it. Not everyone puts stock in dreams and that’s not a fault

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  10. michnavs says:

    This is beautiful Jude and something that really made me look into my own understanding of these things

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Michelle. I’m happy it got you thinking 😊🧑

      Liked by 1 person

  11. Interestingly enough, Jude, I had a similar conversation with another blogger recently about keeping our minds open and being accepting of possibilities.

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Yeah we don’t have to comprehend everything that comes there and then. Sometimes we have to take our time

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      1. Quite right, Jude.

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  12. kittysverses says:

    Deep and insightful, Jude!! A thoughtful write. πŸ™‚

    Liked by 1 person

    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Kitty🌼

      Like

  13. Some profound thoughts!

    Liked by 3 people

    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you very much.

      Liked by 1 person

  14. Soul Talk says:

    Beautiful,
    Mind, soul and spirit: driver, passenger and fuel of our body respectively.

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Intriguing analogy

      Like

  15. Prominence says:

    The mind is like the bridge between body and spirit. The soul is the spiritual mind.
    Body:Mind::Spirit:Soul

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Beautiful representation. I’m thinking on it and it feels right.πŸπŸ˜ƒ

      Liked by 1 person

  16. poorvi kumar says:

    this is beautiful ! you’re crazy talented!

    Liked by 2 people

    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so very much. πŸ™πŸ½

      Liked by 1 person

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