What on Earth Are We Doing Here?

Exploring the Case for Human Suffering

by Elaine A. Piha

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Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 3/15/2011

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 116
ISBN : 9781452529790
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Page Count : 116
ISBN : 9781452529806
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Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 116
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About the Book

What on Earth Are We Doing Here?: Exploring the Case for Human Suffering by Elaine A. Piha, C.C., M.A. Book Description Have you ever watched the evening news and wondered why there is so much pain and destruction in our world? Have you ever wondered why so many bad things happen to seemingly good people, perhaps yourself? So often, when something bad happens, it appears to be nothing more than meaningless suffering. But, what if your challenging experiences were actually loaded with hidden meaning, meaning that you yourself selected before you were even conceived? Could it be that you are the sole entity responsible for your circumstances, that no other source is to blame for your current state of affairs? We plan our life challenges before birth in a process called pre-birth planning, not for the mere principle of enduring pain, but for the personal growth that it affords our soul. Thus, human suffering has the noble purpose of teaching compassion as we each travel our own spiritual path. Giving meaning to our suffering is vital to our growth as a whole. Understanding the adversity in our lives leads to personal acceptance, freedom and fulfillment. Feelings of fear, anger and resentment are replaced with the motivation to extract as much meaning as possible from each earthly experience. This shift removes us from the victim role and places us in the driver's seat of our own lives.

About the Author

Elaine A. Piha is a Certified Life Coach, Holistic Healing Counselor, Clinical Hypnotherapist, Domestic Violence Advocate and inspirational speaker while also working full-time with inner-city youth near downtown Los Angeles where she was recently presented with the prestigious L.A. Park Hero award. She is a former college professor and coach and has been an avid truth-seeker for over twenty years. During her coaching tenure, she was able to help countless athletes succeed both on and off the court. She holds bachelor degrees in Accounting and Secondary Education, as well as a master's degree in Administration. As someone who previously saw her own hurdles as pointless, empty torment, she now wishes to help others find purpose in their own lives, a purpose that is bigger than themselves and that will help them better understand the consequences of their daily choices. She currently lives in Los Angeles, CA and prefers to spend any free moments either reading inspiring books or with her animals enjoying nature.