Unless we understand our own karma, at least attempt to understand it, we are destined to repeat the same patterns over and over.
The definition of madness is repeating the same thing over and over expecting a different result.
Our Buddhist practice gives us the opportunity to sit and introspect and make changes within us, which then becomes present within our lives.
This process seemingly simple is incredibly profound.
Power in the present. Change in the future.
This is all we have.