We are limited by our incessant need for explanations. Understanding something is different than an explanation of it because it allows for the awareness of exactly what’s there instead of the thought of what’s there.
Most of what happens in life goes unexplained, but that doesn’t stop the mind from making up explanations or continuously trying to find one. I have found the unexplained is best left alone because it doesn’t really enhance life. As things occur, explanations of how they’re associated with one’s existence does assist to a degree, but only if they’re not allowed control one’s life like a master puppeteer. We are limited by our incessant need for explanations, but an understanding of something is different because it allows for the awareness of exactly what one is up against in the moment (their own mind). This awareness allows the mind to settle and lessen the need for explanations which aren’t truly needed. An explanation of addiction doesn’t stop one from becoming an addict, but an understanding of addiction may; as a matter of fact this is exactly what happened to me.
The Universe needs no explaining in its process, nor do the origin of our thoughts need to be explained, but understanding how thoughts are attached to and what behaviors manifest from their attachment, is the difference between being at peace with life, or struggling with it. Some will disagree with this and it’s their right, but I know for me by understanding my behavior and how it was based to self serve, it gave me something tangible to use to see how much control my Conditioned Mind had over me. Past tense is used on purpose because its control is at a minimum today. An explanation of why this occurs doesn’t enhance the ability to be free of the bondage of the Conditioned Mind, but an understanding of this certainly does. And through the discipline of sitting, the mind can settle enough to become aware that having an explanation of what happens in life will not enhance it in the way understanding our own mind will.