I was told, a demand was made on me in fact, in the most subtle of ways, that I should develop my spiritual self. Well, a 60+ year test of religion had not done it for me.
As an artist obsessed, in a way, with reality--that is humans and their world--and 'object-ness', the 'being' of objects, if you will, I started the search for my soul.
I looked for an opposite alternative definition. You know, defining 'something-ness' in terms of 'nothing-ness', defining 'white' in terms of 'black'.
So my search for my 'soul-being', as existing as opposite, say, the corporeal -body', a state outside of time and space, the first attribute of understanding and finding this elusive component of my own being was to negate both, the states of 'time and space' had to go. Therefore, I stopped having a workable, practical definition, for 'time' and 'space'. in other words, I no longer believed in either. In practice, mostly, I still function within conventions; but, introspectively, I do not believe in either. This practice makes existence in an alternative reality rather like what I and you probably experience naturally for about a quarter of our lives in this world: dreams. Interestingly is facilitate 'travel' in time as infinite 'space' possible.
Oddly, this conceptualization: no longer having a workable definition for either 'space or time', did something to my thinking about my soul: Objectification.
Oddly, counter-intuitively, I began to think of my soul not as some abstract, ethereal 'ghost' thing, but rather, as a tangible object. My search so far seems to have, penultimately perhaps, defined my 'soul' as an object. 'Object' that very thing that exists for us, in time...and, space.
R H Nigl and G H Diel are nephew and uncle, respectively. RH is an artist and designer and GH is a former chemist, writer, and sometime cartoonist -- they were born on the same day of the same month but were separated at birth by twenty years.