We are not humans with a soul.
We are a soul having a human experience.
If we see life as that, an experience, then everything is new, different, exciting, an opportunity, learning, growth. Good or bad is only so because the mind makes it so.
When we are children we run around care-free, with wonder, soaking up each new experience, we are conscious and awake. Then comes the conditioning, the mind develops an ego, the thought patterns start and grow. Soon we become unconscious in thought. Life is no longer an experience of wonder.
If we live in the moment, then we can wonder at life, our soul can shine its light through the physical carnation it is currently in without attachment, total freedom.