Within each one of us… is what we might call a metal lamp.
Picture in your minds eye the lamp from Aladdin… that is our EGO.
The light that extends from that lamp is the soul… alight all around us.
The heat from the lamp is consciousness.
And the flame itself is Tao, Creator, and God, which ignites all… never to be extinguished.
The ego and soul join together to create Consciousness… that which is witness to self.
And if that lamp were to be dropped and dented, the light from the lamp would still be the same.
Where by the body/ego may experiences many pains and much suffering… the light (soul) itself is unchanged.
Thus the light (or our pure essence)… is that which is experienced in the heart of God, Creator, and Tao.
Thus the Soul Shines Bright No Matter What Happens!
Dr. Paul Haider