When we feel something is lacking or missing from our life, in that moment what we are forgetting is that it is not “us” that brings about this experience, but only thanks to Consciousness that we are able to have the experience of “missing something.”
Even if it “feels personal”, it’s still thanks to Consciousness that we are able to experience this thought, feeling or sensation. That is why teachers like Jeff Foster often talk about a peace in the midst of suffering. It’s the realization that something greater than any appearance is the Source of that appearance. When this is seen, sensed, felt, it is possible to shift our attention from the “story of suffering,” to an “okayness” about whatever is happening, and observe it with a sense of awe, gratitude and humility.