The soul has to make a choice, and the outcome will either break it into pieces or enable it to sail to its destination in God.
Archimandrite Aimilianos of Simonopetra
And the choice that it must make comes down to this:
Will the soul accept or reject suffering?
Will it make this suffering its own, or struggle against it, seeing it as something alien to itself? …If he chooses to accept his suffering, he must embrace it with the wholeness of his life; he must discover and accept the proper relation to his suffering. If he can do this, he will have transformed his suffering so that in the end his only reality will be God. But if he continues to resist his suffering, refusing to find his salvation in it, his anguish will continue unabated. The question is ultimately this:
Will he offer himself as a voluntary sacrifice to the will of God?