I find that things are easier when there is money to pay the rent. But there are also times when I can’t pay the rent and bills.
During those times I sit back and think: “The one thing that is certain (death) has not been avoided in good times and will never be avoided. Every moment is there to be experienced and observed.”
Every moment must be experienced and observed. Once we live life as an observer we discover a wonderful device that can help us avoid pain and suffering. The key word here is device. Learn a method of detachment, then let go of the method. If you gained something from a particular meditation technique, great.
Allowing it to pass by as just another experience is ok too.