Push to shove

The most difficult thing is to ask Allaah for something and then face a period of uncertainty where you have to patiently resist the toxic parts of you coming up to the surface to block your growth.
Holding on to the kernel of your soul while all else falls apart, to make room for your dreams.
How painful it must be for the frail plant that is breaking through the soil to reach the light!

It is clear that we must trust what is difficult; everything alive trusts in it, everything in Nature grows and defends itself any way it can and is spontaneously itself, tries to be itself at all costs and against all opposition. We know little, but that we must trust in what is difficult is a certainty that will never abandon us; it is good to be solitary, for solitude is difficult; that something is difficult must be one more reason for us to do it.

― Rainer Maria Rilke, Letters to a Young Poet

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