how do we face our ignorance, if we are interested in doing so? The ignorance of what exactly? To me, having tried to deal with a lot of problems, it is true that close to the core of each one of them there are two basic principals, one is the desire for what is pleasurable and the other is the avoidance of that which is painful. After looking closely at both of them I can see that both principles are made out of what I call myself, meaning: made of my behavior, my thoughts, my feelings, my fears, my joys, my avoidance, my desire etc etc. So to put it differently, ignorance is trying to ignore myself, what I am, while trying to somehow be only the part that I like, the part that feels good.
In not wanting to be what we are there is sorrow, is there not?