By Changing Our Attitude We Can Change Our Environment
(Minghui.org) In his book “A Complaint Free World,” Rev. Will Bowen wrote about how a taxi driver changed his life after he stopped complaining.
By just smiling to his customers during the first year, his earnings doubled. During the second year, he started to genuinely care about his customers and consoled them if they were in a bad mood. His revenue doubled again. His vehicle became one of the rare five-star taxis in America. In addition to a raised income, his reputation also soared. People had to make reservations to ride in his taxi.
This is a story of how a non-practitioner's attitude can bring about different results. As cultivators, our thoughts are more powerful, and we should be able to make greater changes in our environment.
If our minds are pure, we can rectify all unrighteous elements in our dimension. If we find problems in our environment, it means that we need to improve in our cultivation.
We know from the Fa that, as Fa-rectification period Dafa disciples, we are the most fortunate beings in the universe. All sentient beings envy us. However, we don't see this level of joy or lightness in many fellow practitioners.
The shadow of past experiences of persecution seem to linger in the minds for many of us. With such a state of mind, they have been cultivating passively. Cultivation has become “hard work” and the light at the end of the tunnel is nowhere to be seen.
Master said in “Fa Teaching at the 2009 Washington DC International Fa Conference:”
“If a Dafa disciple's heart is unsteady, it will cause changes in his or her surroundings. When you have fear, for instance, you will find that the sentient beings around you are not quite right. When you change such that your presence is refreshing and uplifting to people, and your mind becomes broad and full of optimism, you will find the things around you to be correspondingly different. When clarifying the truth, when validating the Fa, and when encountering challenges as you do things, adjust yourself and look at things with righteous thoughts. It might just prove to be effective.”
Master also said in “Fa Teaching at the 2009 Greater New York International Fa Conference:”
“The environment is shaped by your human attachments. When the environment is bad, it is because you made it that way.”
We sometimes complain about others, or we think our temper has gotten worse. All of this is the reflection of our heart. It's because our inner world has turned darker and become less pure. Therefore, more negative elements exist in our dimensional field.
Many practitioners have experienced this: when our mind is pure and immersed in the Fa, we feel that there's nothing to worry about or be afraid of. However, when we harbor fear, we encounter problems and persecution.
The Minghui website has reported that 150 thousand Dafa practitioners have sued Jiang Zemin. The number sounds huge, but it is only 0.15%, if we use 100 million practitioners as the base number.
For those who have already filed criminal complaints, we need to look inward and make sure our standing point is pure. Are we doing this just to be part of the group's actions? Or is our mind on saving sentient beings?
We should handle this on the perspective of Fa-rectification, with wisdom and rationality, for our thoughts will determine the progress of the legal efforts and salvation of sentient beings.