There is a myth that goes around the Buddhist world that liberation is somewhere else. That it is fantastic and beautiful. That it is perfect.
That myth harms our practice, because we see our present circumstances as something to be rejected. This is a mistake because we need to use our present circumstances, they are the fuel for our awakening. If we reject them as unfit then our practice isn't based on our reality but on a myth.
What can we transform if we don't use our present circumstances? What else is there to liberate?
We need to experience the truth of suffering in order to realize its cessation. As difficult as it can be to acknowledge the truth of suffering, it is the start of our path.
Then real awakening is possible. Buddhahood becomes possible.