(Minghui.org) I read an experience sharing article that made me realize that I wanted a comfortable life. I knew then that I have not cultivated well, for which I'm very disappointed in myself.

Master said:

“'Cultivate with the heart you once had, and consummation is certain.'” (“Fa Teaching at the 2013 Greater New York Fa Conference”)

I kept telling myself: If I always cultivate with the heart I had when I obtained the Fa, and keep doing so, I will make it to the future.

Regretful When Failing Tests

I was truly diligent when I first began to practice Falun Dafa in 2011. Even when my wife was unhappy that I practiced, I thought that I would rather get divorced than stop.

However, I didn't get divorced. I got up at around midnight to do the sitting meditation because my wife did not allow me to do it when she was awake. She found out after some time, and told me that I could practice. She was no longer against Dafa.

It wasn't long before I began to be affected by my attachment to comfort. I also found it difficult to pass the test of lust and feeling sleepy. I felt deep regret when I failed these tests.

I went up and down in my cultivation. I was diligent one day but slacked off the next. This continued for a while until I was faced with an issue that changed this sorry state of mine.

Doing the Opposite of My First Thought

I was on my way out to distribute informational materials after work one time, when a thought entered my mind: “I will take a shortcut home and talk to the people I meet on the way.” However, I immediately found that this was not right, as it was an attachment to comfort.

I then decided to do the opposite and chose the road where there would be more people, so I could let more people know about Dafa and the persecution. As a result, I spoke to many people and gave out a lot of materials.

With this incident, I overcame my attachment to comfort. I thought, “As soon as I find this attachment appearing, I will not give in to it. Instead, I will choose the opposite, the uncomfortable environment.” This is very important and much better than how I was handling these things, by saying to myself: “If I take a wrong path, I will compensate for it by doing better in future.”

When people are attached to comfort, it is difficult for them to help themselves out. In order to remove the attachment, on the one hand, we should go to the opposite side of this attachment; on the other hand, we must be clear on what we are doing. My understanding is that the Fa imparted by Master created the immeasurable universes, the Fa-rectification is taking place now, and the colossal firmament is being reformed. Beings in all levels of the universe will be repositioned in this matter. We have come here with a mission, and no matter what, we must do the three things well.

Learning Not to Blame Others

I was once looking for a tool of mine but couldn't find it anywhere. I thought it must have been stolen. This thought didn't feel right, because everything that happens to a practitioner is not accidental.

Master said,

“Sometimes, you think that something should be yours, and others also tell you that it is yours. Actually, it is not. You may believe that it is yours, but in the end it is not yours. Through this, it can be seen whether you can give it up. If you cannot let it go, it is an attachment. This method must be used to get rid of your attachment to self-interest. This is the issue.” (“Lecture Seven” in Zhuan Falun)

This was the turning point where I learned not to blame others. Because my thought was righteous, I found the tool in my jacket pocket, and my work was not delayed.

Letting Go of the Need to Solve Problems

I once failed to solve a problem, no matter how hard I tried. I found it so frustrating. I knew that there must be something I had done wrong, but couldn't figure it out.

Eventually, I let it go and moved on to another job. I thought that one should work hard without any attachments. This thought made me understand that I was too attached to solving a problem. Perhaps the problem would have been easily resolved if I would be at ease in my mind.

I also thought that I should be more open to others and ask for help to solve the problem. One of my colleagues looked at it and quickly solved it for me.

One day, I couldn’t open the lock in my workshop cupboard no matter how hard I tried. I thought: “Master is hinting that I did something wrong. Where do I need to improve?

I realized that I was embarrassed when talking with female colleagues, and that I am not open-minded when interacting with others. As soon as I realized this, the lock opened. I repeatedly thanked Master for making me see my shortcoming.

Minghui Website is a Great Platform for Sharing Experiences

Although I have felt wonderful since I started Dafa cultivation, I used to be too embarrassed to write an experience sharing report. I thought that I have not done well enough in my practice, and that practitioners who started cultivation earlier than I did would not find my experience sharing article useful.

I now realize that any such thought is also an attachment. The Minghui website has provided us with a great platform where we can share our cultivation experiences so we can learn from and encourage one another.