We want our suffering excised, removed, taken from us. We feel something is being lost, deteriorating within us, dying. What we are really losing, though, is our relationship to the part of us that is no longer working: it is, indeed, time to die. Our involvement with the illusions behind the suffering hurts so much we want to die. Until information or energy in the part that no longer works for us dies (or joins the rest of the body/mind/self, the rest of us cannot truly live.
-Dr. Jane Goldberg