(note: I’m not talking about the unbearable things in life — just writing about the stories we tell ourselves and others, in order to inflate our sense of self)
My suffering is part of my mental image of self.
This image we have of ourselves,
gets strength out of ‘my suffering’.
I can talk about ‘my suffering’
and feel myself being ‘interesting’
when doing so.
Whenever I feel to be an interesting person,
my ego enjoys its temporary ‘inflation’
We first have to get an insight into our mental image of self
before we can look at suffering from a less partial angle.
Only then can we start to follow the path
were suffering might come to an end.