Nothing ever goes away until it has taught us what we need to know.
– Pema Chödrön
One way to understand this, is that our “mind knots” don’t go away until they have taught us what we need to know. Our beliefs, identifications, or velcro is there, until we have learned from and about them.
And these mind knots gives us a certain experience of the world, and may even bring us to recreate situations in our lives, so it appears that things in our live doesn’t go away until we learn something from it.
We can learn things in a conventional sense. For instance, it’s easier in the long run – and feels better – to speak and act from integrity, and follow our heart / inner guidance (the little small voice). And we can learn things about the knots. For instance, we can investigate any belief (identification, velcro) that stops us from living with more integrity, and following our inner guidance.