Time Is Priceless for Dafa Practitioners
(Minghui.org) Time is very precious for a cultivator. I want to share my experience of how I make good use of my time.
Society is a mess under the rule of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). One example is that some people obtained certain professional certifications, such as cost engineer and architect, even if they had no relevance to the person's line of work. The person with the certifications can show these titles to other organizations and demand extra money. As practitioners, we should not do this.
My wife, who does not cultivate, has raised this issue with me from time to time. I did read some related books to obtain a new certification, but I felt it didn't pertain to my job and was a waste of time. So I decided not to take the exam. For years I only had an engineering certificate. As a result, I've made much less money than others, probably over a million yuan less over the years. But I don't feel upset because I don't want anything that doesn't belong to me. In the meantime, I have more time to focus on my cultivation.
Compared to other organizations in my field, my salary is nothing special. My colleagues who moved to other organizations often had a salary increase of several times more. It was very easy for me to find a high paying job, however, I was very familiar with my current job and I did not need to spend too much energy to perform well. The flexible time was beneficial to my cultivation, so I did not change jobs.
I was responsible for cooking, shopping, and doing a lot of the housework, and I ate very simply when I was alone. Sometimes I cooked some simple meal and sometimes I bought fast food. That way, I could save lots of time that could be better spent on cultivation.
I never worried that I had no additional certificates and just tried to focus on my current job. My organization used to struggle to survive because we had fewer work orders than in the past. As a result, my salary was at risk, but I didn't worry about it.
Surprisingly, we've gotten a lot more work orders over the past few years, and my salary increased as a result, too. I realized that this is the result of my steadfast work ethic. I read many examples like this on the Minghui website. Practitioners in all different professions, from farmers to clerks to CEO's, who live by the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance, all had very good outcomes.
I often recite “Falun Dafa is good” and “Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good” on my way to work. I also increased sending forth righteous thoughts when I had spare time at work. A practitioner told me that if he recited the Fa while driving, things would go well. I was aware of this, too: whenever I recite “Falun Dafa is good,” or “Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good” more frequently, I could do things very well.
This is my experience with managing my time. Sometimes I haven't done very well. I often want to rest for a while when I'm at home. But I usually fall asleep and waste lots of time.
I've read experience sharing papers on the Minghui website in which practitioners spend lots of time focusing on ordinary life and encounter many problems in cultivation. My understanding is that, as long as I rectify my intentions and place cultivation as my number one priority, the environment will change for the better. The extension of time is for Fa-rectification cultivation. Dafa disciples are the main protagonists in the world.