As much as possible, I attempt to step toward my distress rather than turn away at the first whiff of discomfort. A better way to put it might be to turn toward, rather than immediately turn away from, distress — turn toward, then take a good look. It’s clear that responses are often governed by habits that have carved a path over time, and we can develop a habit of turning away from — or rushing toward — distress.
Setsuan Gaelyn Godwin
Buddhadharma Magazine, Winter 2016, p. 22