Let go of conditions as best you can. Let go of old stories you tell yourself. You tend to make rules where there are no rules. You make certain conditions necessary. You tie together cause and effect as if they were hitched, as if cause and effect were a pair of yoked oxen pulling a cart, as if one thing must follow another as if by law. There is no rule, and, when you make up a rule, it does not necessarily follow.
You say that germs cause colds. You are sure of it. You are also sure that not being warm enough causes colds. What studies exactly have you made to accept rules that you once heard and have followed without question? How many times have you not caught a cold?
The way I see it, so-called causes are excuses rather than causes. Oh, yes, if you drop a spoon, it will fall. Even so, I will wager that there are times you drop a spoon and catch it before it falls, or someone catches it.… Read the rest