Soul, Not the Same as I have learned…

soul

I have been here nine years and when I first came to Russia, I thought that we were the same. I thought Americans and Russians, basically the same people. We look the same, we act the same on the surface, we smile the same, we walk the same, we talk the same, we laugh the same, we are the same in many things. Superficially we are the same, deep inside we are not the same…

There is something that we in America lack, we do not realize it, but if you think about it and look all the people you meet, see, and talk to everyday, you will see it. You will see it in your family and you will really see it during a holiday like Christmas…

I am talking about a very basic, but the most important part of any human; the soul…

What, a soul? What are you babbling about now?

Take it how you want, but I have studied and read up on this and then I have done much thought and debating on souls. Humans have souls or some of us do, but we do not need a soul to live and function. The soul is a part of us that is actually not of our origin. You earn a soul and the soul is eternal. This is why not many of us actually have one and I am not sure many of us are capable of utilizing a soul to the benefit it gives us humans…

I look at the soul simply this way; the soul is like the catalyst within us that allows us to really understand what is right and wrong…

By that definition, you will realize that not many people have souls, you can gain a soul and or awaken a soul at anytime. A soul is something you earn or you lose due to your actions, desires, morals, and humility…

While on the surface, Russians and Americans look the same, underneath it all, many Russians have an old soul, That is what sets a Russian apart from an American, an old soul as described in folklore in Russia is akin to these next statements; Russians like to suffer; Russians are tough; Russians have humanity; Russians are compassionate towards suffering; Russians are generally passive, accept their fate, and humbly accept the suffering doled out to them. Russians also accept that things will always get better, even if they get worse in the meantime…

I know very few Americans in the modern era, that are old soul, but I know a whole bunch of Russians that meet that criteria in a nutshell. This is not because of physical issues, it is because of mental issues that have changed what we are. For I remember well my grandparents who came from Germany and Sweden, had old soul and were tough…

You can not look at the world as all the same and that is a fallacy that we in America akin to. We try to mold the world in our vision and desires. The world is not one thought, one thinking, one want, the world is billions of thoughts and desires, but there is a limited number of real souls to go around. Then that is a serious issue, for I truly believe that it takes a soul to see what we are able to become and what we need to do to make a better world. It seems to me that people with souls are just walking a different path than the rest of us…

I found a bunch of Souls in Russia and they are passive and expect to suffer as they grow old. Therefore, they have endurance and are extreme intellects, as I have never seen before. It has been very refreshing for me to absorb the spiritualism of Russia…

Deep inside Russians and Americans are not the same and I hope I earn a soul one day…

Posted by Kyle Keeton
Windows to Russia…

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About Кайл Китон

A survivor of six heart attacks and a brain tumor, a grumpy bear of a man, whom has declared Russia as his new and wonderful home. His wife is Russian and she puts up with this bear of a man and keeps him in line...Thank God for my sweetie and Russia...Кайл Китон