When sitting shikantaza we are to sit like Buddha, dropping body and mind and "think not-thinking".
However one thing that has been troubling me lately is that when having a trouble, like for instance someone or something troubling us at work or at school, during zazen, the mind produces thoughts about this.
It feels very good to just "open the hand of thought" and let this thoughts of trouble and problems just drift by.
Sometimes I feel that doing this sweeps the problem under the carpet so to speak and that it will come up later, maybe even worse than it is now.
I wonder when it´s best to deal with the problems and when it´s best to let them drift away. Sometimes I feel like the right thing is to just dig in to the troubles and problems and really look at them. Then it´s easier to let them go afterwards.
Any thoughts or non-thoughts about this?