Your experiences are all part of your evolution. One day, freed from the trammels of flesh, with eyes not clouded by matter, you will look back in retrospect and view the life you have lived on earth. And out of the jigsaw of all the events, you will see how every piece fits into its allotted place, how every experience was a lesson to quicken the soul and to enable it to have a greater understanding of its possibilities. There is no experience which comes to the human soul, which rightly understood and rightly faced, does not leave you better for it. Can you contemplate a world of matter where there were no difficulties, no troubles, no pain, no suffering? There would be nothing to surmount. You would decay.
from “The Silver Birch Book of Questions & Answers (Silver Birch Series)”