The Joy of Forbearance
(Minghui.org) I began to practice Falun Dafa in March of 2016.
I used to have a hot temper, and my husband and I fought all the time. I had to win every argument. I thought he couldn't do anything right, and all I saw were his shortcomings. I didn't think life treated me well, and I became depressed.
After I began practicing Falun Dafa, I started to live by the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance and improve my xinxing level. Now I am considerate of my family members and am able to be kind to my husband.
One hot summer night last year, my husband came home and wanted me to make cold noodles for dinner. I fixed them but it was time for me to send righteous thoughts, so I told him to go ahead and eat first. All of a sudden, I heard him shouting, “Do you have to make that many noodles? After 20 years, you still don't know how much to make! Are you an idiot?”
I was just about to lose my temper, when I suddenly remembered the Fa teaching, regarding elevating xinxing during a conflict. I realized that I should not be upset, that I should thank him instead. I stood up, smiled at him, and said, “Your voice sounds like you are singing.” He gave me a puzzled look and left home.
In the past, it was so difficult and even painful for me to forbear. Now I have felt the difference and know that when I truly want to change myself, things can be so wonderful.
I will keep up with fellow practitioners and diligently cultivate on the path of Falun Dafa.