We are not physical beings living a spiritual life.
We are spiritual beings living a physical life.
The Baal HaTanya taught us that every Jew has a “chelek Elokah mima’al mamesh” – an actual spark of the Divine.
We do not “have” souls. We are souls.
It’s not that we “have” a neshamah. Every Jew is a neshamah.
~ Rebbetzin Miryam Swerdlov