(Minghui.org) I have been practicing Falun Dafa for 23 years, and I thought I had gotten rid of many attachments. Recently, however, some seemingly minor things happened in my everyday life, which helped me identify several strong attachments.

Master said:

“...you shouldn’t treat the little issues you have like they are nothing. The evil will seize upon any gaps. Many practitioners have even passed away on account of little things; it really was due to something very minor. That’s because cultivation is something serious, and requires having no gaps. If for a long time you haven’t dealt with those things through cultivation, small as they may be, if you haven’t taken them seriously for a prolonged period of time, then it is a big issue. Many people have passed away on account of such things.” (“Fa Teaching at the 2015 West Coast Fa Conference”)

I've read this paragraph many times, but I didn't pay attention. An article I recently read on the Minghui website helped point out things I'd been overlooking in my cultivation. I began to pay attention to my every thought, word, and everything I did. I eliminated anything that did not meet the Fa's standards. In the process, I found that there are often large attachments hidden behind minor things.

For instance, I got upset with my daughter for taking a shower immediately after she came home from work, which is usually when I'm making dinner. The bathroom and kitchen share the same pipe. As a result, I could not use water in the kitchen or else my daughter wouldn't have hot water for her shower.

I also felt bitter when I had to do most of the household chores. I felt that this took up a lot of my time and affected my cultivation. I resented my daughter for not helping me with the housework and taking care of her children. Sometimes, I got into an argument with her and looked down on her when I saw her shortcomings.

Whenever I was upset, I remembered Master's teachings and looked at things from the perspective of a practitioner. I realized that this resentment came from my attachment to self. Master taught us to be selfless and considerate of others.

After I sent righteous thoughts to eliminate these attachments, I felt all the negative feelings – bitterness, resentment and so on leave my body. I could feel my dimension fill with compassion.