You are caught up in the story. You are caught up in the story. When suffering ensues, you have focused your identification on your current role. Watch your thoughts. There is always a higher perspective for the multidimensional being you are.  Yes, feel the pain and the joy as you will, but when you need a break or when the pain becomes a bit much to bear, breathe slowly and deeply long enough for Presence to sneak back into your awareness.  In that moment of respite, you have been thrown a lifeline.  Take it and follow the tugging.  There.  Now do you remember?  This is a human experience you have chosen to undergo, but you are far more than that.  Go within or beyond the story when peace eludes you.  It is always Here.  You are so very loved.