If you suffer it means that you are in a state called: “a fool sitting idly eating his own flesh.” If you have a strong environment that wants to help you and you are not ashamed to nullify yourself and to be totally incorporated in it, you are very lucky. Then you don’t suffer, but will immediately discover the means to turn this whole state of suffering for the best.
If you are eating your own flesh, it means that you cannot determine for sure where the pain comes from, for what reason, from whom, and for what purpose. You have forgotten that “He is the first and He is the last!” and it is as if you attribute the pain to yourself, as if you have caused it by yourself and you are responsible for it. Thus you torture yourself and eat yourself.
If, however, you attribute everything to the Creator and not to the caprice of blind fate, you will stop eating yourself and will immediately turn the bad feeling into a means of ascent, of connection with the Creator who has sent you this state so that you will connect to Him.
From the 1st part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 6/06/13, Writings of Rabash