The mind is like the wave and the Soul is like the ocean. And the connection between the two is that the mind cannot be without the soul, but the soul can exist without the mind. So in meditation you drop the mind, you become one with the totality that is the ocean. Therefore both exist together, the mind as well as the soul, like the wave as well as the ocean.
Your concept in the mind that things should be a certain way causes pain in the mind. The cause of distress is set concepts in the mind.
Sri Sri Ravishankar