Psychologist from the Middle East: I Found What I Needed
(Minghui.org) I found out about Falun Dafa in 2011 and became a Dafa disciple in 2013.
I am a psychologist and have helped many people, especially teenagers and women, in counseling sessions to help overcome their life problems.
I was pleased to see that my patients were able to overcome their problems after counseling. But after a while, they came back with another problem, and they were struggling with another pain and were suffering and asking for help.
I saw that they lacked something to lead them to the right path in life. If they had a strong mind that could help them overcome their life problems, it would make it much easier for them to overcome what they considered hardship.
I realized that scientific and psychological theories were not enough. I tried to correct their misconceptions and helped them to look at their problems from another angle, but there was still the lack of a solid foundation to build upon.
Falun Dafa's Master said:
“You all know that this is not an ordinary book. It is the Fa. Different laws, theories, and ideologies exist in our human society, but I’ll tell you, all of those are human things—they are human things at the level of ordinary human society. But what I’m teaching you today goes far beyond any theory in human society and any Fa at the ordinary human level.” (Teaching the Fa at the Eastern U.S. Fa Conference)
Master also said:
“After a long period of cultivation, you have come to realize that this Fa is by no means some theory of the ordinary human society. Even if you searched through all human knowledge—Eastern and Western, ancient and modern—you wouldn’t find this.” (Teaching the Fa at the Assistants’ Fa Conference in Changchun)
Fortunately, after I started to study the Fa, I found what I needed. Whenever my thoughts are right, while facing adversity, I see myself as the captain of a ship. I'm not afraid of storms at sea, and I am filled with peace and confidence that I will overcome whatever hardships come my way.
I decided to preserve and strengthen this mindset and the perspective I have gained through Falun Dafa and its teachings, and employ them when dealing with the ups and downs of life.
I have benefited from Falun Dafa, and some of my clients have done the same after I talked to them about it. Now they know that they should not use the logic of ordinary people to handle issues, because ordinary people live for feelings. Human desires, lust, competition, personal gain and the like are all attachments that lead to disturbed minds, suffering, difficulties and illness. A cultivator must let go of these things and reject them, taking things lightly and giving less importance to ordinary people's issues.
“Only when you upgrade your xinxing can you attain a clear and clean mind, and a state free of intention (wuwei). Only when your xinxing is upgraded can you assimilate to the characteristic of the universe and remove different human desires, attachments, and other bad things. Only then will you be able to abandon the bad things in yourself and ascend so that you will not be restricted by the characteristic of the universe.” (Zhuan Falun)
“Cultivation practice is the only way to find yourself comfortably free of illness and to accomplish the goal of being truly free!” (Zhuan Falun)
I hope that all practitioners will be successful in their cultivation, and that I will be diligent on my cultivation path. I also wish to thank our benevolent Master.