Originally Posted by spacecadetglow
Why am I on this path? I think it's because of my suffering.
This is a very common background for those who spiritually evolve (I really do think of it as evolution, or transformation, rather than as something "chosen" like a career or a diet or a lifestyle). I have a background that includes all kinds of suffering, abuse, and so forth. Transcending it has been part of my journey, too.