Stumbling Blocks or Stepping Stones
(Minghui.org) Whether we treat the tribulations or interference we encounter in cultivation as stumbling blocks or as stepping stones to improve makes all the difference in the outcome.
If you regard a tribulation as a stumbling block, it may trip you up. You may get injured or you may not be able to get back on your feet. Even if it doesn’t make you stumble you have to go around it carefully and you have to be alert to it. We may encounter many stumbling blocks on our cultivation path. How can we walk it smoothly if we allow them to trip us up?
If we regard difficulties as stepping stones, then we can ascend higher and higher in cultivation. The bigger the stone, the higher you will ascend and the faster you'll improve. If you treat tribulations as opportunities to help you improve, then what can stop you in cultivation?
“So whether it is good things or bad things you run into, so long as you cultivate in Dafa, they are all positive, to be sure.” (“Teaching the Fa in San Francisco, 2005”)