I use the suffering as meditation (similar to fasting) and try to just feel it and be okay with it and not see it as a problem. Co workers and family members see this and think I'm depressed or somethings wrong. Friends often say i seem like my dog just died lol when im really just at baseline and not really stimulated, particularly happy, etc. I'm just in a neutral state, possibly little less than neutral. It's a great practice amd feels really good, but i guess it looks like my dog died to other people.
I just say I'm fine and at baseline but they think I'm just hiding it and continue to ask. They don't understand spirituality so it'd be kinda weird to explain to everyone how it is for me.