One must still have chaos within oneself
to give birth to a dancing star.
Plato, in his belief that the soul has full knowledge prior to birth, confers immortality to the human being. In his recollection argument, Plato suggests that humans compare aspects of the human experience with particular ideals for which they could have no faint memory except that before birth. He identifies the soul as unchanging, divine, intelligible, and indissoluble. Conversely, he asserts, "the body is made for dissolution."
I don't know why I struggle so with the concept of a soul. It seems intuitive, in some sense, that other dimensions of the "person" exist. Is only the material, tangible world real? The world of physics cannot provide all the answers, at least not yet. So I continue to ask the questions...
And I wonder if, perhaps, even within the tiniest molecules in nature, there is a soul of sorts. The acorn, in its tiny, cocoon, contains enough molecular chaos to give birth to the mighty oak. There exists immortality in this process, for this mighty oak will give birth to the acorn, and again, the acorn brings forth yet another oak.
The creation of a thousand forests is in one acorn. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson