How can I believe in God when just last week I got my tongue caught in the roller of an electric typewriter? —Woody Allen,
The soul comes through the human to experience duality, the world of good and evil, opposites. If God is so great, how can there be so much suffering?
One of my yoga teachers was telling a story about someone in their family who, while meditating went to the place beyond time and space where souls decide to come into this life. She related that these souls are fighting for a chance at human life. Being human is so great that souls fight to come here to earth and angels are jealous of humans because of all they are able to experience. Yet, when we get here, each of us suffers. That makes no sense. Life is cloaked in suffering. Out in the world of duality, the world of opposites, we bounce between good and evil and we suffer. Why on earth would a soul want to come into that? Perhaps it is to become more powerful than God. (more…)