You talk about things that “corrode the soul,” so does that mean you believe in souls?
Probably not like you mean it. I don’t believe in any supernatural notions of the soul, nor do I subscribe to philosophical dualism, but it’s almost impossible to discuss the mysteries of the universe (both inner and outer) without falling back on spiritually loaded language.
I use the word “soul” to poetically represent a mind generated non-corporeal self model. It’s not something that lives on after death. There’s nothing mystical or divine about it, but that doesn’t make the concept of a soul any less potent or beautiful.
Quite frankly, C.S Lewis was right when he said, “You don’t have a Soul. You are a Soul. You have a body.” He was just wrong about the semantics.