It is only when I believe that life is inherently meaningful and purposeful that I suffer. That is because I am believing a lie, I am chasing nothing.
Once I remember that existence is absurd I am redirected to live by the values and meaning that I have created for myself. I release any desire to grasp or attain a certain object or state of being. I see life as a cosmic joke which I can choose to perceive as amusing.
When I remember that there is no higher purpose to suffering (because there is no higher purpose to anything), it follows that I no longer suffer.