You are not who you think you are
The truth of what we really are is so evident as to be unrecognized by just about everyone. Suffering occurs because we identify with the story of 'me' and all of its conditioning, memories, beliefs, and ideas, and not with our original nature: the source of 'me'.
Recognizing the truth of what you really are is the beginning of the end of identification, and consequently, suffering.
Have you realized the truth of this directly?
The process of realizing your true nature is not difficult and does it require years of following any particular path. All it takes is a sincere desire to see the truth. Simply put, you are already awake! What you are looking with is what you are looking for!