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Where Does the Time Go?

October 27, 2019 |   By Xiaofeng

(Minghui.org) My company recently had a training session for its employees on how we allocated our time. Whether at home or at work, everything could be divided into one of four categories: A) important and urgent; B) important, but not urgent; C) urgent, but not important; and D) neither urgent nor important.

Category A are high priority concerns that need to be dealt with in a timely manner, whereas category B concerns are things that are important to us, such as our faith. To a true Dafa practitioner, however, cultivation—improvement in cultivation and eliminating human attachments—is both important and urgent because time is limited. Category C refers to things like answering phone calls or responding to emails, and category D involves leisure activities like watching TV and playing games. 

The moderator asked each of us to estimate the time we spent in each category on a pie chart. As I was drawing my lines, I saw that most of my colleagues spent more time on categories A and B. 

After I completed my pie chart, I was shocked to find out that I spent most of my time on category D. I felt ashamed. Even everyday people didn’t spend a lot of time on entertainment. As a practitioner, I was spending so much time on meaningless things. 

I realized that I often found excuses for myself, thinking I also needed to “occasionally” relax. Full of human attachments, I began to drift further and further away from Dafa. I was no different from an ordinary person because I didn’t act like a practitioner. I was wasting a lot of time!

From the training, I also learned the importance of being consistent from beginning to end and what we should prioritize. I felt that Master Li had arranged this training to remind me to cherish the opportunity to practice Falun Dafa and to cherish the title of Fa-rectification Period Dafa Disciple. I should not waste any more time, I should let go of my human attachments, and I should strive to advance in cultivation. Falun Dafa is the most important thing in my life!

I would like to share one of Master's poems to encourage us: 

The human world is like a maze,Ordeals are spread all along the way. You were all Kings above, before descending. Seeking, You came to the world for the Fa. Strive to advance in cultivation, Don’t delay your steps to return.(“Seeking,” Hong Yin III)