The very essence of trial is a process of releasing the holy spark in harsh reality.
One begins to crack open the meaning of the concealment, to reveal that which is in one's heart, and to bring forth the Divine Light that is thereby made manifest.
The test thereby alters the essence of the self.
That which was hidden becomes the source of light and revelation.
The shell is cracked.
The inner contents appear, and they are (astonishingly) of a greater degree of holiness.
–Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz
From The Candle of God, "The Trials of Life," by Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz