Suffering is the difference you feel between the vibration, the state of your True Self, and the state or vibration of your positioned Self (your physical mind based self).
I never looked at my own suffering that way. I always looked at what I was missing in my current circumstances and thought my suffering was because of that. Because I didn’t have enough money, because I didn’t have a job I loved, because I couldn’t do the things I wanted to do.
For a long time, I was under the assumption, as it truly felt like the truth, that I was suffering because of my circumstances.