Psyche -- the human mind or soul [C17: from Latin, from Greek psukhē breath, soul; related to Greek psukhein to breathe]
Getting to know someone or knowing someone well means learning their psyche or soul. The brain uses information about another person to generate a working model of their psyche or soul. If you have ever said that someone you know would love a certain movie or book, then you have used a working model of their soul to know something that they would know and then used that information to draw a conclusion or make a decision.
When we love someone, we carry a copy or imprint of that person's soul and generate it as an active working model. Lover's use these soul models to divine one another's intentions and needs, as do friends and family. When lover's say we never talk anymore, it means there have been no updates to the soul file. To feel out of touch like this is to actually feel the absence of the soul model, the version within of someone you know or love.
In love, we internally emulate the perspective of others and can potentially know a person better than they know themselves. A friend's soul model within us may not be clouded by troubles like it may be in their mind. We may have a clear vision of their perspective, and so their soul, through us, can effectively express itself. Everyday we receive acts of love and harmony that are really our own intentions from our own soul as understood and carried out by another person.
So if all these wills, intentions, psyches or souls can exist within the physical structure of the brain, who is the real self? Awareness experiences information coming from the body-psyche, as well as the experiences of any any soul models emulated within. All experience is for awareness, it is the Heart of the Universe. The divine soul extends from the spirit of awareness. Even though awareness may be the truest form of self, ego lays claim to body and mind. The psyche doesn't always understand that it is a guest or geist, and awareness is the host. The divine soul, which any conscious life form can incarnate, knows itself and can allow the myriad of soul-perspectives to abide alongside it, sharing one temple of body and mind.
The brain is an instrument through which many souls may find expression. People who are good communicators are accomplished at allowing the many souls within to process and dialog. They learn who the other person is and allow their model of mind to inform them of what that person really needs. Essentially, our internal experience of relationship is the communication of many individual psyches for the purpose of arriving at a certain intention.
It interesting to note that every soul inside our brain is subject to our beliefs. If we believe that life ends when the physical body dies, then all of the souls in our mind will experience psychological pseudo-death or fearful anticipation. The experiential fate of every soul within us, including our own, is shaped by our own definition of what life is. If one believes that life is eternal, then neither you or any soul-model within will experience death.
What does it feel like for a mind that believes in death? How do all of the working soul-models within such a mind process information under that belief? What does it feel like when a mind does not believe in death? What does it feel like when soul-models know they exist within us in our memories as perspectives and offer us their release, love, and transcendent insight from the standpoint of eternal life? We can experience this state for ourselves when we allow the eternal life of the spirit of awareness to extend itself to these patterns of life echoing within our biology.
All souls need but be remembered and they are alive through the spirit of awareness. All who find comfort in the Heart of the Universe carry each other's souls and within one another know no death.
People do live on in our memories, hearts, and minds!
No soul within my heart will know death. May my understanding of love allow all the life around and within me to enjoy and celebrate eternal life through the spirit of awareness that is the Heart of the Universe.