As we are born we come into the world with little understanding. As we grow we become self aware. With this awareness is the start of learning about our selves. The notion of soul pops up (in western culture) in the popular media. So we get it young. That we have a soul is almost taken for granted. I have studied the Eastern systems and for this I want to focus on 1 soul at a time. I think I have one soul, I have have seen my death and where I go next. I can still recognize me in the next life. I don’t perceive a life before this, though others can. I think that something exists and may even go on or continue. Soul is as good as any name you wish to assign to something that is an article of belief.