Overcoming obstacles :
The capacity to see things from different angles is quite selective, we can focus on a particular angle, a particular aspect of that phenomenon, and adopt a particular perspective. This capacity becomes very important when we seek to identify and eliminate certain negative aspects of ourselves or enhance positive traits. Because of this capacity to adopt a different perspective, we can isolate parts of ourselves that we seek to eliminate and do battle with them.
Our positive states of mind can act as antidotes to our negative tendencies and delusory states of mind….As you enhance the capacity of these antidotal factors, the greater their forcé, the more you will be able to reduce the influences and effects of these things.
His Holiness the Dalai Lama