I sometimes use the word “suffering” to describe the human condition that can result from being over identified with the ego-mind. I often speak about transcending the human suffering or being liberated from our suffering.
For some that is too strong a word and they can’t relate. They don’t feel that an experience as strongly described as “suffering” is present in their life. Perhaps the suffering has become so normalized within the human condition that it no longer seems like suffering.
For me, “suffering” is synonymous with stuck, trapped, confined, unnecessarily limited, held down and other such conditions that inhibit living in full and vibrant expression of True Self.
But if “suffering” doesn’t quite resonate perhaps there’s another related condition that might. I would wager that for most there is some resonance with a sense of Struggle.
In a typical life there is often some degree of emotional, mental or spiritual struggle that would love to find some resolution. It is the mind that struggles. The struggle of the mind may manifest as a sensation within the body. But the genesis of the feeling is the struggle of the mind.