There is an illusion that fools us all, consistently. When a feeling arises within us, especially when that feeling coincides simultaneously with an outside event, it is easy to mistakenly conclude that the outside event caused the feeling. For example, if every time I am late for work, I feel anxious and bothered, it seems sensible to attribute my feeling of anxiety to the fact that I am running late.
There is an invisible force that creates my feeling of anxiety. It is the power of Thought. Without my own thinking anxiously, I cannot and would not feel anxious. Thought is the power which brings me all of my feelings and experiences.
This phenomenon is operating through all of us perfectly, without exception. It cares not whether you are having beautiful thoughts or ugly thoughts. The power of Thought brings them all to life, as a feeling, indiscriminately.
Now you might be compelled, based on this truth, to manage your brain so as to only have nice thoughts. Many have tried, only to find mixed results of success and mostly failure.
You might instead, find great relief in what this truth implies. For example, it implies that every time you find yourself blaming your upset feeling on the way you are being treated, that you MUST be misunderstanding where your feelings are coming from. It implies that all blame is only possible when we lose sight of how it really works! For if you did understand, if you had insightfully asked yourself: "Where is this feeling really coming from?", it would be revealed to you that such blame is baseless and false. It simply doesn't work that way.
Realizing this implication might take off your mind the amount of time and energy you spend ruminating and contemplating blame.
This is a paradigm of subtraction. Learning how our experiences are created, automatically reveals to us how our feelings are NOT being created. We may continue to choose to ruminate in blame, but it won't last, because we already know how silly such a notion is.
It will die all on its own.
This is just one implication. There are many more to be revealed for each of us. As they reveal themselves, we will benefit from having more and more ruminative and unproductive thinking fall off our minds.
This is the ultimate path towards personal evolution and change.