by stating a bold claim that you've probably never heard
before. Upon first hearing this claim, you'll most likely think it to
be ridiculous and absurd, but by the end of this article, you'll see
the utterly obvious truth of it, and you'll never look at the world the
same way again. Are you ready for it? Here it is…
There is no cause of anything.
That's right. Nothing "causes" anything else to happen… ever. Now let
me explain why.
As an example, let's say that a man needs milk, and he walks several
blocks to the corner store to buy it. After purchasing the milk he
begins his walk home, but while crossing the street there's a drunk
driver that doesn't notice the stop sign at the intersection where the
man is crossing. At the very last second the drunk driver slams on his
breaks, but it's too late, and he hits the man crossing the street.
Now, with our current mindset, the vast majority of people would
automatically say that the drunk driver "caused" this to happen. Or did
If we just take a step back in the way we perceive things, we could
just as easily say that the man was hit by that drunk driver because
cars were invented. Or because the wheel was invented. Or because of
the development of technology. Or because somebody figured out how to
make pavement for driving on.
Maybe the man was hit because of his neediness for milk. Or because his
wife sent him to the store. Or because of his wife's enjoyment of
breakfast cereal. Maybe it's because people drink milk. Or perhaps it
happened because cows exist.
Maybe it happened because the man chose to live in the exact location
that he does. Or maybe it was because that was the only house on the
market that he could afford, and he could only afford that house
because of the job he has, and he has that job because he dropped out
of high school.
Maybe he was hit by the drunk driver because of the precise speed in
which the man walks, and the exact time he got there. Or because he had
to stop to re-tie his shoe lace that had come undone. Or because he
didn't tie them properly when he first left his house. Or because he
chose to wear that specific pair of shoes to walk to the store. Or
because he chose to buy those exact shoes. Or because he could only
afford those shoes.
Maybe it's because the city chose to install a stop sign instead of
traffic lights. Or because stop signs aren't twice as big. Or because
they're not fluorescent yellow.
What if the whole incident happened because the man decided to walk to
the store instead of driving? Or what if it was because the store was
built at that location? Or because the owner of the store decided that
was a good place to set up shop?
Perhaps it was because the drunk driver was born. Or because the man
buying milk was born. Or because either of the men's parents had sex.
Or because his parent's parents had sex. Or because any of these people
ever met each other in the first place.
What if it was because the human species evolved in the manner that it
did? Or because life came to be on the planet? Or maybe it was because
of the "big bang" (if that's how it happened). Maybe it's because the
physical universe exists.
It might have been because of the location of the bar that the drunk
driver was drinking at. Or because the drunk driver had to be home at a
certain time. Or because the drunk driver had to work in the morning.
Or because his taste buds like the taste of alcohol. Or because he's
not able to overcome his addiction despite all of his efforts. Or
because nobody has taken him to an AA meeting.
The drunk driver may certainly be irresponsible, and maybe he lacks
proper judgment, but that certainly isn't "the cause". It's only one
tiny minute reason out of a literally infinite and unending number of
factors within all of existence. There is no end to the amount of
circumstances that come into play, and not a single one of them is the
cause of anything else.
So let us repeat the lesson learned… There is no cause of anything…
ever. There are only automatic effects and consequences. Everything is
happening of its own, as a spontaneous result.
Most importantly of all, if there is no cause of anything, there is
nothing and nobody to blame for anything, and if there is nothing to
blame, then there is absolutely nothing to be angry about. Everything
just is what it is, and we have no choice but to accept it. No matter
what's happing in the universe, it's perfect, and it can't possibly be
anything but. This understanding literally forces us to fully accept
absolutely everything as it is. There is nothing to complain about and
we have no choice but to forgive everybody for everything they have
ever done, no matter what that might have been.
What a person does, and chooses, is determined by what a person is, and
what they are is determined by what they are aware of. Everybody is
exactly what they are currently aware of, and what they are currently
aware of is based upon an infinite number of factors.
We might all be learning from "mistakes", but at least we can all be at
peace (of mind) with each other as life unfolds. The whole concept of
causation is an entirely false ingrained perception that is in
everybody's best interest to let go of. If everybody had this
understanding, we would have total world peace because nobody would be
acting out of anger, blame, resentment, hate, or fear. Everybody would
fully accept, forgive, respect, and love all of life for what it is.
And we would no longer need lawyers.