We are limited by our need for explanations, knowing something is different than needing an explanation because it allows one the awareness of exactly what one is up against (their own mind).
What’s happens in life is mostly unexplained, but that doesn’t stop one’s mind from making up something. 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 to control one’s life like a master puppeteer. We are limited by our need for explanations, but knowing something is different than needing an explanation because it allows the awareness of exactly what one is up against (their own mind). This awareness allows the mind to settle somewhat and lessen the need for explanations which aren’t truly needed anyway. An explanation of addiction doesn’t stop one from reaching for something, but knowing why one reaches 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 knowing 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 For me by knowing my behavior 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 from the bondage of the Conditioned Mind, but knowing my own mind 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 knowing your own mind will.