‘Seek and you will find
Ask and the door will open’
The heart knows the way
All questions have an answer
All destiny a purpose

I cannot copyright my soul. Nor can I claim exclusivity for its questions. In an era when pretty much everything is subject to copyright and property laws, the soul is the one thing that seems beyond the grasp of legislation. Spiritual systems, inspirational writings and the words held sacred by various religions may hold inalienable legal or moral rights to be given due credit, but the ideas from which those words arose are as much part of human life as the air we breathe.

The more I study spiritual thought, from our earliest ancestors to our own time, the more I realise that, in spite of the different names, stories and traditions with which we approach them, regardless of the differences between the systems, methods or doctrine with which we seek to address them, the fundamental questions that have drawn mankind to seek answers have always been the same. Were I to believe that only one of those systems were right, then I would be choosing to believe, by default, that all the others must, somehow, be wrong. Yet all of them answer the needs of those who seek their answers within them with a whole heart.

Truth is a vast jewel of many facets, casting prisms of shimmering colour from a single Light. I doubt we are big enough to see them all. We may not even be big enough to wholly understand a single facet of that Truth from which all other truths stem. But there is within each of us that ‘something’ that carries a spark of the Light. We may choose to call it the soul or find another name or concept to fulfil our need for labels. Whatever it is, it is closer to the source of our being than our conscious mind. When we need answers, perhaps all we need to do is ask the question…

The tanka is for Colleen’s poetry challenge

About Sue Vincent

Sue Vincent is a Yorkshire-born writer and one of the Directors of The Silent Eye, a modern Mystery School. She writes alone and with Stuart France, exploring ancient myths, the mysterious landscape of Albion and the inner journey of the soul. Find out more at France and Vincent. She is owned by a small dog who also blogs. Follow her at and on Twitter @SCVincent. Find her books on Goodreads and follow her on Amazon worldwide to find out about new releases and offers. Email:
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22 Responses to Copyright©God…

  1. What a wonderful article! Thank you for your thoughts.

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  2. Beautiful, Sue. I love the openness to wonder in all your writing.

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  3. So many religions with ancient writings tell a very similar story that it is clear that along the way between pagan and evolving religions there was shared history and vision. I don’t belong to any organised religion but accept that around us or within us there is a force of some kind. Having been with both my parents at the end, holding their hands, I felt a very strong and physical sensation as something left their bodies. You could tell that their very essence had gone. Perhaps that is where, in ancient times, the belief in a soul came into being. Lovely Tanka.. x

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    • Sue Vincent says:

      hanks, Sally. Like you, I do not count myself as part of any organised religion; my faith is my own, but the similarities, once you get beyond the details, with so many other beliefs over the course of history has a lot to say about the human mindset and the questions we all carry. x

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  4. jenanita01 says:

    The problem with truth, is that it means different things to different people. We all look at it from our own point of view and our own truth will not be the same as anyone else’s…


    • Sue Vincent says:

      I don’t see that as a problem, but as a possibility. If we all see a different angle, together we might approach the whole. The problem lies in the fact that not everyone wants to share and most of us prefer to see only our own fragment.

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  5. Reblogged this on and commented:
    Thank you Sue for these inspirational thoughts

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  6. Sue, all of your poetry always affects me profoundly. This is an amazing piece of writing. I love it! ❤


  7. dgkaye says:

    Much wisdom here Sue. Beautiful.:) ❤


  8. Pingback: Colleen’s Weekly #Poetry Challenge # 45 – #Haiku #Haibun or #Tanka: Hate & Pride – 🌸Colleen Chesebro Fairy Whisperer🌸

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