As much as we deny it, we are very pleased with our suffering. We like to hang on to the defining qualities that we get from our unhappiness. There is some little echo in the back of our minds that says, "well if I was all super happy, life would be so boring." The sad stories we tell about our lives compose just our "small selves". In reality,our true self is the quiet witness, we are the one who is watching the drama.
I love vedic (hindu) traditions, it is a style of spiritual consciouness that hits me in the heart. And, the other day, I was reading a description of Krishna as the "great enjoyer" . I just loved the phrase, what a great way to visualize God ... as the enjoyer. A spiritual life is particularly not about suffering, it is all about enjoying.
Enjoying however is not the same as "seeking enjoyment". That is similiar to striving or craving, which are selfish activities that only lead to more unhappiness.
When we just enjoy .. we take the moment for what it is, we relax and see the bliss and the love coming through the cracks of life.
When we "over work" our spiritual paths we find the universe pushes back, the road becomes more complex and more difficult. Like they say in the 12 step programs "easy does it" , nothing could be more true.
So relax and enjoy !!