This can be easy
If divorce, the stock market crash, and hair-raising middle-of-the-night trips to the E.R. hadn’t come my way, I might never have paused long enough to investigate the source of my misery.
In my case it took harrowing setbacks and a mind-numbing funk to learn all the bleak thoughts and feelings were bogus. Only then was it clear the anguish was unnecessary.
It doesn't have to be that way for you. You don't, in other words, have to endure a grim dark night of the soul once you realize your real nature is presence.