We have many issues in our lives. It is fair to say that every person has his or her own challenge. Each of us has built a wall, so it is our personal task to knock it down. This is a challenge, but we have to do it and uplift ourselves if we want to make our life better. The mind creates thoughts, and then it reacts to those thoughts. The mind reflects the thoughts it generates according to the rule of cause and effect. This is an essential aspect in our understanding of life. This is how the mind generates phenomena. Realize that phenomena appear and disappear simultaneously. Thus, a frustrated thought appear and disappears simultaneously. If you follow the phenomena you will find that chaos is the only result. If you do not follow the phenomena, nirvana by nature will be revealed.
by Zen Master Miao Tsan