Originally Posted by OlderWiser
I used to be extremely resentful that I had to be here on earth. I felt trapped in my body, weighed down by it, as if it kept me from being who I REALLY was. I probably couldn't have articulated that until recently, but that's how I felt. I also, in fits of severe depression, felt that God must hate me to send me away from him, to sentence me to life on that which I referred to as "this spinning mudball".
If you look inside yourself and realize that you aren't
everything you want to be, that's your answer to why you're here. Blaming it on anything outside of yourself is counterproductive. If there is room for you to become a better, stronger, more fearless and more faithful person here then what else is there to do but improve?
Faith is crucial. As much as I love making fun of Christianity (probably more than the next guy) there's a lot to be said for faith. There's something going on here on Earth that our intellects can't touch and the only way to be truly effective is to have an absolute faith that you can't be harmed. Faith is the opposite of fear, not love; love is just a byproduct.
Remember how the problems that you had a few years ago seemed insurmountable then, but if you could go back with what you know now you could solve them easily? I think we all may be here simply to train our spirits to surpass negativity in ways we can't learn elsewhere.
Being fearless and having faith are probably important to other planes of existence, not just this one.