BismIllah wa as salaamu alaykum.
Subhaan Allah. I am aware that some people perceive me to be picky, over the top, extreme in my outlook and how I strive for things to be close to the Sunnah. Moreover, my quest for natural living, natural surroundings, materials, and foods is considered eccentric and an unnecessary hardship. For me, it is necessary and an enjoyable hardship. For me, it is a way of opening the door to Tawfeeq.
I read the post The Door of Tawfeeq has been closed on the People. It is translated from a work by Ibn Qayyim Al Jawziyyah. An excerpt, which highlights the source of the reasons for the door being closed is below.
"And the origin of this stems from humiliation and ignobility and exchanging that which is superior for that which is mediocre.
If the individual was noble and ambitious he would not settle for mediocre. The source of every good is by the Tawfeeq (i.e. success) of Allah as well as by His will, the nobility of the soul, its magnanimity and exaltedness."
...."Thus the noble souls are not satisfied except with the finer things in life, those things that reap the most praiseworthy outcome."
So, for all who ask why I put so much effort into emulating as much of the Sunnah as possible, rather than just what is easy, that's the reason. I don't want to settle for average. I want to strive for the best. I believe that I will be questioned about every thing, so I want to be able to say that I tried to follow the best of ways... which are the ways of the Prophet (salla Allahu alayhi wa sallam).