Writing Experience Sharing Articles Is a Part of Cultivation
(Minghui.org) I finished writing my draft for the 11th China Fahui on Minghui.org and asked my daughter, who is also a Dafa practitioner, to look at it. She said my writing had gotten worse, and returned it to me to rewrite it.
I realized the fact that the quality of my writing has regressed is an indication that my xinxing has slipped. I looked within for the cause. It is indeed true that I've gotten lazy and don't like to write as much as I used to. Why? Because writing is very difficult. It takes a lot of time and effort, and the articles don't always get used. Also, whenever I really get into writing an article, I often stay up all night, which, in turn, messes up my normal schedule.
As I thought about these excuses, I realized that they were all human notions and attachments! I am afraid of suffering and afraid of being affected. Both these have selfishness hidden within. If my daughter hadn't told me that the quality of my writing had worsened, I really would not have thought about this.
Looking back, in the past I used to not think so much when I wrote. Several days after I submitted a paper to the 1st China Fahui, my celestial eye saw Master reading the papers.
When he read mine, he first smiled and nodded, and I was quite happy. But when he got to the end, he sighed, shook his head, and put my article into the pile that would not be published. I was quite disappointed. However, in that instant, I was able to clearly see the issues in my cultivation. I was so embarrassed. I cried and I deeply appreciated Master's help. I realized that my happiness and sadness were both human notions and that Master was using any opportunity to help me improve. At that time, I saw Master's Fa character by character with my third eye.
“Each opportunity will not occur again.” (“Digging Out the Roots” from Essentials For Further Advancement).
From then on, I submitted articles to all the following conferences. I didn't care whether or not they got published. I did not want to miss this opportunity that Master gave Dafa disciples to improve.
This year, I clearly see that the Fa Rectification has reached a phase where the evil forces are being punished for their crimes, and there may not be another chance to share like this. I didn't want to leave any regrets, because it is not something that I would be able to make up for. I really wanted to do it well.
Writing a sharing is really just cultivation. In fact, there are a lot of things to write about. At home, there are family conflicts, the way we educate our children, the way we treat other family members, and so on and so forth. At work, there are also a lot of things that are related to how we improve our xinxing and fulfill our mission. In the society, we deal with those who are involved in persecuting Dafa practitioners, we clarify the facts, we cooperate with fellow practitioners, and we have our attachments exposed, and so on.
Everywhere is an environment for us to purify our minds, and Master uses every little thing to point out our attachments. There is truly quite a lot to write about.
I just finished studying Teaching the Fa at the Conference II. In “Teaching the Fa at the Conference in Vancouver, Canada, in 2003,” Master said,
“Don't underestimate your Fa conference--it's part of Dafa disciples' overall cultivation process.”
I immediately thought of something. In fact, it was pushed into my mind: “Choice.” Indeed, cultivation at higher levels is just a choice. I chose to participate in the cultivation sharing, and Master has arranged the path for me and the things that I need to cultivate. Thus, in front of me, right now, I need to write a good article.
After my first draft, I was able to realize many attachments. I really appreciated my daughter for pointing out my issues. Writing is truly part of my cultivation, and it is something very deep; something that I can always improve.
In the past few days, there've been several articles on Minghui encouraging fellow practitioners to write cultivation sharing articles for the conference. Over the past years I had also written these articles, but this year I really don't know what else to write about.
A fellow practitioner in my local area said, “It's something Master told us to do, something divine beings have pointed out to us, and something that Minghui clearly encourages. It's foolish not to do it. Back when everyone went to Beijing to validate the Fa, no one complained that Beijing was too far, or they had no money, or they could not find Tiananmen Square. Everyone went! Is writing a sharing harder than going to Beijing? Why can't we validate the Fa this way? There is no cure for regrets.”
That practitioner had a point. If we don't participate, what can Master do? It will be blank in this area of our cultivation. Even if someone cannot write, he can still say it, and other practitioners can help him write it down or write it for him. That's a chance for cooperation. We all say that we will walk the path that Master has arranged for us. But that is not just something to say. All divine beings are watching us!
As I am writing, I heard a voice from the universe: “Master arranged for practitioners in China to participate in the cultivation sharing conference. Are you walking the path that Master arranged? Are you Master's disciple? Safeguarding Dafa includes this form of cultivation; did you participate in it? There might be many hardships and conflicts when one tries to join the Fahui; did you overcome them? Did you endure the difficulties that you should have endured? Where are you when there is a need to cooperate as a one body?” Good questions for Dafa disciples.
We must take the initiative to cultivate and do things. Master is watching us!