Individuality of a person is only an illusion and it is only this that leads to suffering or for that matter, happiness. But, as you become one with the universe, complete and at one with all that is, you realize, there is nothing beyond being 'just being'. And it is in this state through which Nature/God truly expresses itself which we come to identify as Soul. While just being, you start living in the present. It is silent and conveys a state of peace. It is here when you do not carry with you any burden from the past or any expectation for the future. It is infinitely gentle, flexible as water and yet like a rock. With it, all fear disappears, and spiritual joy occurs on quiet level of inexplicable ecstasy.
(inspired from the book 'The Power of Now' )