2) Truth 2: Causes and conditions.
Change is also based on causes and conditions. Buddhism say that yes, we have the power to change causes and conditions, but only to a certain extent.
The truth is, there are literally thousands and thousands of causes and conditions that could be attributed to whatever dismal situation we are in today.
We’re never fully in control of situations or other people. There are countless unknown factors plus the inevitably of change.
How could you possibly blame yourself when there are so many other factors involved?
Why are these two factors important?
When we understand that change is a fact of life – and that causes and conditions are also responsible, we can start letting go a little.
As the great Leo Buscaglia said:
“Let go. Why do you cling to pain? There is nothing you can do about the wrongs of yesterday. It is not yours to judge. Why hold on to the very thing which keeps you from hope and love?”