Why are we here? Is a question I still have not found a concrete answer to. I believe in a force, an intelligence that created us. Call that force God or love or Allah.
I don't know why that force created us. An answer that I received was that God created us because He loves us. But if that was the only reason wouldn't He have made us in a way that our experience was free of suffering?
The other answer I got was that God created us to enjoy us, just like a mother has children knowing that they would suffer. But that seemed like a cruel answer for an all encompassing, all loving God.
And the third answer I got is that we were created to help one another. Which of course gives rise to two questions:
1. If God had not created any of us then there would be no help to be give
2. Why doesn't God do it Himself?
The first question I still need an answer to, but as for the second, here's my theory:
If God solved all problems for us He would be like a "let me do it for you" parent. We would be the spoiled children who never learned to tie their shoe. We would not have built the resilience to deal with life's challenges nor the compassion to understand another's pain. We would not be able to heal through the service of others, enjoy the connection felt through both giving and receiving nor truly experience of our oneness.
Weam is the founder of Namaste. She had started a very deep and intense spiritual journey at a young age having refused to continue to suffer with the common challenges of her generation: depression, anxiety and being lost. She insisted that there must be more to life than the constant rat race she was in