Regardless of what it is, everything in life passes except for what’s being held. And whether this is done consciously or unconsciously, the holding becomes one’s master which makes one their own slave.
No matter what happens in life, good, bad, or indifferent, all things pass so why make mountains out of mere bumps in the roads? Mostly this is done because of ignorance and the more ignorant one is, the tighter the hold is on the way one thinks things should be and hence the more mountains are created. So the more one thinks things are needed to be a certain way, the more difficult will be their passing, but it will pass eventually, maybe, it’s just that the passing will have resistance attached to it.
This resistance is what makes for a difficult going with something because it’s likened to going upstream in a boat without a paddle. You may get there, but it’s much more difficult than it needs to be. And if this hold isn’t let go of completely, the thing being held on to will return again and again, hence the saying “I only made five mistakes in my entire life, but I made them over and over.
This is a self created dilemma, life doesn’t do this, circumstances don’t do this, people don’t do this, it’s done by the individual alone, who probably isn’t aware this is even happening, and this all occurs without the assistance of any outside source. This makes one not only their own master, but also their own slave. This occurs because of not understanding how everything in life passes except for what is chosen to hold on to. And although this is done either consciously or unconsciously, it’s strictly the holding itself that makes one become their own master, but at the same time it also makes one become their own slave.