I often hear the soul referred to as the part of us that leaves when we die, the part that goes to (and perceives) life after death, and the part of us that is us(instead of the body). My problem is that all of this seems to apply to what we think of as a mind. If there is no difference, the idea of selling one's soul would simply mean allowing someone else to think for you and being soulless wouldn't mean evil so much as dumb. There seems to be some sort of different connotations to the statements. Would these differences come from something more associative?