I don't HAVE a soul- I AM a soul- that has a body for the time being. The difference is enormous. Actually taking this view to heart changes the way you view yourself & every other person you interact with. Try it.
This is how Sam can love Frodo ever more and see his inner light even as the Ring consumes its Bearer and how Frodo can discern Smeagol under Gollum, the nobility of Aragorn under the scruffy Strider, the greatness of Saruman so long vanished