A priest once said to Meister Eckhart: “I wish that your soul were in my body.” To which he replied:
“You would really be foolish. That would get nowhere – it would accomplish as little as for your soul to be in my body. No soul can really do anything except through the body to which it is attached.”
From : Meister Eckhart, A Modern Translation by Raymond B. Blackney, New York, Harper & Row, 1941.
Kevin Ayers: Oh My (Link)