That’s a funny question, isn’t it? Your Buddhist teachers and books often imply that the hindrances are something to get rid of, but maybe we need to allow the hindrances to turn up so we can investigate them.

Remember what Rumi said in “The Guest House”: This being human is a guest house. Every morning a new arrival. A joy, a depression, a meanness, some momentary awareness comes. as an unexpected visitor.

Take a look at Jason Siff’s suggestions for working with craving, aversion and the rest of our visitors:


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