In this sense it’s strange to think that it’s preferable to face a pressing psychic issue because we feel compelled to deal with it right away. The physical parallel would be if you had a gaping wound in your side. You would immediately go to the hospital to get the help you need. Sometimes we let the smaller wounds go untreated and they fester, causing us a lot of unnecessary pain and discomfort.
We really shouldn’t discriminate about whether a psychic disturbance seems like a huge deal or relatively unimportant. Don’t sweep less pressing issues under the rug because they can come back to bite you. When we bring our mindful awareness to every change in equilibrium we can end up saving ourselves a lot of distress and increase our overall sense of well-being.
The alternative is to spend your whole life with the psychic equivalent of a sliver stuck in your finger. Sure, you can function in the world and get along okay, but your quality of life will go down. Taking the time and energy to pull that thing out of there is well worth it, even though the process can be painful.