is false belief.
Once you are able to let go of that false belief, the self-inflicted mental suffering is gone.
We are not miserable when we are in deep sleep.
We are not miserable when we are distracted.
We are not miserable when we are engrossed in doing something.
Enlightenment is perceiving the truth to awaken ourselves to the nature of self and reality.
Your world will not fall apart when you let go of long-held beliefs. It may be scary. But that’s the nature of freedom. The nature of liberation.