When the mind is quiet, there is freedom because the controlling energy of an event has nothing to attach to. Its not that one has problems more so that the problems have us.
It’s not that we have problems, its that our problems have us. It is never what happens to us that cause our issues, it is how we allow what happens to draw us in and control us. But what is it that allows the control?The draw is almost unpreventable because of the unawareness of its cause, but the control, now there is something that can be prevented.
How might you add can something be prevented that you are unaware of? Well the key is in learning to quiet the mind. What a quiet mind will do for you is allow the drawing energy to pass through you and hence it won’t get to the point where it transforms into controlling energy. After all, the event itself doesn’t control you, it can’t, it has no energy, yet. But when you give it energy, that is when it grabs hold of you. Remember, our default energy is stillness, that is the energy we began our life with. Only our attachments transforms our energy to control us.
So how our problems grab us can be summed up in how we allow events to fester and thus become the energy that controls our life. Positive, negative, to me both can be just as controlling, but quietness, the ever elusive quietness, can not be controlled, because there is nothing there. Why do you think it is said to “Be Still”. When there is nothing to attach to, there is no controlling energy. Energy always is, the energy of attachment is controlling, the energy of quietness, is freedom. This is why meditation and concentration are so valuable as a daily practice, because discipline is developed, which allows the energy of stillness to be the guiding energy of one’s life. And with stillness as one’s guide, we are given control of the direction of energy so we don’t give the events of our life the energy needed so that we create problems that have us.