The senses are in the nature of hindrance only as long as they are not directed inward, towards the Atman. The eye cannot choose but see; and the ear cannot choose but hear. Similarly the mind.
Make the senses calm, make the mind almost blank; do not think of anything in particular, and then you will hear in your heart the voice of the infinite.
If you find it to be too hard a path, let the ear hear of the Atman, let the eye see that all this is the manifestation of the Atman and let the mind meditate uninterruptedly on the nature of the Atman. In this way, the scattered faculties are all co-ordinated and directed towards the Atman. That is the way. That will reveal to you that the knowledge of the Atman is superior to all else. The Atman is all in all. There is nothing in this world but the Self, the Atman.