People tend to solve life’s problem by solving external issues, but fail to grasp the roots of their problems. These problems are the habits and attachments within the mind. So, remember that the best way to change phenomena is to change the mind first. Phenomena are created and manifested by the mind. When a phenomenon appears, it simultaneously disappears. So in order to have better phenomena we should first let go of the problem in the mind. This is what we call the principle of cause and effect. By nature, your mind has nirvana. Phenomena appear and disappear over and over, but if you follow the phenomena you will find that chaos is the only result. If you do not follow the phenomena, nirvana will be revealed.
by Zen Master Miao Tsan