Adversity hits. You pray for help. But no help seems to come. It's at this moment that you must simply believe that God loves you. If you stop believing God loves you in these trying times, you open the door to all manner of mayhem in your spiritual life.
We've all heard about near death experiences. This one happened to an atheist. Listen how it affected him.
Until you accept your entire self, good points and bad points, you will never accept other people, and you will see God as angry, violent, and full of vengeance.
A spirituality of trying to be perfect, and demanding perfection of everyone else will drive you crazy. Instead, face reality and realize that all any of us can do is embrace a spirituality of imperfection.
The world is a neutral gray movie screen that you use to project your attitudes onto. What you see in your mind through attitudes is what you get in experience.