Get Out of Our Comfort Zone
(Minghui.org) After the outbreak of the CCP virus (coronavirus), I focused on clarifying the truth to Western people online about the importance of disintegrating the CCP (Chinese Communist Party). As the election approached I became nervous and worried, wondering if President Trump would be re-elected. I was concerned that the U.S. could become another Hong Kong if he did not succeed. I was afraid that people in the U.S. would gradually lose their freedom to practice cultivation or any spiritual belief.
I lengthened the time I sent righteous thoughts, but I could not calm down or focus with such a strong attachment in my heart. My anxiety also affected my Fa study and ability to do the exercises.
In late October, I learned where I could order materials about ending the CCP so I ordered some. After the posters and flyers arrived my husband and I went out and distributed them five or six days every week. We clarified the truth to businesses in nearby towns and hung up posters and flyers. I also continued to clarify the truth online.
We only ordered the large-sized posters. We hoped the businesses would keep our posters up as long as possible so we always clarified the truth to every store owner or manager before asking if they would put up our posters.
We mainly clarified the truth from three perspectives: Telling them the true nature of the CCP, how communism is destroying humanity, and the truth about Falun Dafa. No matter which political party they supported, they would agree to display our materials as long as they understood the truth.
“When clarifying the truth, do not place yourselves among ordinary people, and only when you position yourselves well will you not get swept into the chaos, and only then will you do a better job.” (“To the Fa Conference in Taiwan”) (Team blue translation)
I found that my anxiety disappeared when I clarified the truth face to face. I no longer worried about the outcome of the election. I was also not moved by the fluctuating news about the election. My mind became calm. My cultivation state improved significantly, and I also improved physically.
“We all know that it was hard before when you were selling [Shen Yun] tickets. But however hard it was, there was still a path for you to walk. It was just a question of whether you sought it out. Some people suggested that it would suffice to just send righteous thoughts. But if you were to just send righteous thoughts, and not do anything, how could that be called cultivation? It’s similar to how some people treat reading the book. They just read, and don’t do the things that Dafa disciples are supposed to do. In that case, do you count as a Dafa disciple? That’s not Dafa cultivation. If everything could be taken care of by sending righteous thoughts, you wouldn’t even need to do it—I could just organize a group of Dafa disciples in New York to send righteous thoughts and we’d be all set, and everything would be taken care of. You have to get personally involved, cultivate, and go and put things into action. Working hard is part of your cultivation. You need to think of ways to find the people that you are meant to save.” (“20th Anniversary Fa Teaching,” Collected Fa Teachings, Vol. XI)
My personal experience is that our righteous thought can only be powerful when we are down-to-earth and save people solidly. Some practitioners only go to the group exercise site on weekends or occasionally spread the truth online. They are satisfied with this. As practitioners, we should be more strict with ourselves and save as many people as possible.
I suggest that all practitioners in Western societies hurry up and get out of your comfort zone. If you have no language barrier, and if your city is not under quarantine, please go out and clarify the truth face to face.