This series describes the day to day struggle we face as we try to maintain equanimity, especially in times of darkness. We all experience the ebb and flow incident to existing in a fallen world. It is often not by choice that we find ourselves deep underground clawing for the surface. Over time, we learn to use the rocks around us as part of our foundation, after first rejecting them for blocking our growth. The opposition makes us stronger. Sometimes, amid the scramble of life, our growth is imperceptible to us. Often, we bear the weight as we inch forward, trusting that there is life at the end of our struggle. It is in this trust that we find hope. It is in this hope that we find the strength to continue.