Two of the central teachings of Buddhism are that there is nothing inside any of us that is not part of the flowing stream of change that is life, and that there is no separation between one thing and another. While soul, particularly in the definitions above, is a static concept, for Buddhists, life is a process. There is nothing static or separate: all is part of the same river.

Jack Kornfield, Nourishing the Soul by Charles Simpkinson, editor, Anne Simpkinson, editor, Rose Solari, editor