So you have to find the source of attachment. How does it appear? How does attachment appear? What is first? Pew! Something appears in your mind and then pew! This thing grabs it. It is like an impulse. That is why we have meditation, which is the laboratory of the mind. When you practice, two things happen. You start to see clearly your karma. So you get insight into the habits of your mind. But at the same time more and more space start to appear because your don’t know expands. Ok? Finally, very clearly you start to perceive that habits are just like clouds showing up on the sky. This is the work of meditation. That is what we have the training for. So just practice and the practice will show you the way.
Zen Master Joeng Hye
(From The Kwan Um School of Zen)