Difficulties and deliriums arise when we identify with our emotions, even to the extent that we become them. In the consumptive event, we don’t have an emotion—an emotion has us!
How is he when things go wrong? Therein lies the litmus test.
We’ve endured difficulties. There’s more to come. Life is hard. That’s a fact.
All of our problems are mind-made. They are mental creations. Nothing in the natural world has a problem. No mind, no problem.
All of our suffering is self-created. This means that we use the mind to create difficulties where difficulties do not exist. Then we use the mind to try and alleviate the difficulties that the mind itself has created. Not to put too fine a point on it, but this is clearly nuts. No problem can be solved at the same level of consciousness that created the problem.