Every other creation was created ready to go. When G-d created camels and hippopotamuses and horses He created them, body and soul, united ready to do what they need to.
Only human beings were created as a lifeless body and then as the Torah shares in Genesis 2:7:
“G-d formed the human from the dust of the ground, and He breathed into its nostrils the soul of life.”
He breathed a soul of life into that lifeless body to remind us that our soul is not (just) about animating our bodies, your soul is independent from your body. It existed before it was joined with your body and it will continue its journey beyond your body’s passing.
Don’t get too caught up with the indulgences and fears and narrow vision of your body. Your body’s life is so fleeting while your soul’s relationships and vision and G-dly awareness are eternal.
Mendel (Menachem) Bluming, Maryland