[Selected Submission] Practitioners Have A Field of Serenity and Peace
(Minghui.org) With human moral values and standards deteriorating daily, people deceive and harm each other and conflicts take place between many people. Falun Dafa practitioners, who follow the characteristics of the universe, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance, are role models among people. They help Master rectify the Fa and save sentient beings in the world. They are like a fire in the winter, with the heat of the fire melting frozen hearts.
Whether in my workplace or with my family, my situation is relatively complicated. Since I began cultivating in the Fa, I have become more selfless and tolerant, and I am able to handle things well.
The colleagues I deal with are not easy to get along with. They are either relatives of some supervisors or have special connections to other supervisors. They have conflicts among one another, and no one listens to the other. I have the cosmic characteristic of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance to guide me, and I don't take sides in their conflicts. I told them the reasons why we should cultivate our xinxing and be good people. When I experience injustice, I don't look for others' faults, but instead look within. I am calm and tolerant, and resolve problems in good faith.
Colleagues Wang and Jiao work directly under the chief. Jiao is a relative of a big boss, and Wang is a confidant of the chief. They fight constantly and have a difficult relationship. They both think that I am kind and that I am not bothered by personal interest, so they both have a good relationship with me. I often mediate their disputes. A colleague named Wei shares a special tie with another big boss. She just watches like an outsider.
One day Jiao lost something in the office and told me that she suspected that Wang took it. I advised her to handle it calmly. She took my advice and began joking and laughing again. The next morning when we came to work, we walked upstairs together. While passing her office, she invited me to come in and have a chat. I said no and walked straight upstairs. To my surprise, she showed up in my office after awhile and was angry. Her face changed color, and she fired off words at me. “I didn't say you took it. I told you about it because I thought that you understood me, but today you didn't even enter my office.” I was at a loss, and tried to explain, but she didn't listen and left. She then just pretended not to see me when we ran into each other, but I was not moved by her behavior. I thought about what went wrong. I believe in Master's Fa. The power of benevolence is the most mighty, and the benevolence of a practitioner can melt the ice in her heart. No matter how she treated me, I treated her the same. She did not talk to me, but I smiled at her all the time. I ran into her one day while getting water. I playfully hit her, “Hey, pretty girl.” She could not hold it any more and laughed, “You are pretty.” She finally changed her attitude towards me. She used to not believe what I told her about the truth of Falun Gong, but after this incident, she said that her mother's good friend, auntie Chen, also practiced Falun Dafa. Wang told me with a smile, “I like your character, you never get angry.”
Wei watched all of this and changed. She became closer to me and said, “I saw that you have a good relationship with all of them, and that you guys stick together. To my surprise, after working with you, I found that you are really good. When I am with you, I don't want to leave.”
Wei not only supports my practicing Falun Dafa, but has also studied the Fa and done the exercises with me from time to time. We take care of each other in our everyday lives, and cooperate at work. We are happy every day. I once went to Beijing to validate the Fa, and Wei did two people's jobs. She took care of my workload for an entire week, and neither of our workloads were light. Our supervisors said proudly, “We won't let go of any of our workers in this office.”
I have a big family and we used to live in a one-story house. Neither my brother-in-law nor my sister-in-law moved out after they were married. My mother-in-law has been widowed for many years. She has always lived with me and does not want to live with any of her other children. She boasts to others that she has a good daughter-in-law. My aunt's mother said to her long time ago, “Your elderly daughter-in-law has a kind heart. People who cultivate Falun Dafa don't fight back when punched or insulted. Let her keep cultivating.” My mother-in-law is illiterate, but she often listens to Master's audio lectures. She sometimes meditates and does the exercises, and she has been in good health. My brother-in-law and sister-in-law both know that Dafa is good. Our children have also benefited from Dafa.
While other families have fights among children about supporting the elderly and splitting property, our family never has any arguments. I always take these things very lightly because I learned a principle from Dafa. If something is yours, you will not lose it. If something is not yours, you will not have it even if you fight for it. Living together involves groceries, utilities, and household chores. I shop and do chores before being asked. I never care if others don't do their fair share. When others are in trouble, I do my best to help. The wife of my brother-in-law shares a special bond with me, even though she is known for her bad temper, and fights hard for her interests. I cultivate my speech, and never say what I should not say or disclose. My brother-in-law's family bought a home and moved out several years later. My sister-in-law's family of four lived with us for almost 20 years before they bought a home, and moved out last year. Our neighbors envied us, “You are a big family. We never hear you arguing, and always see you coming or leaving happily.” My mother-in-law was delighted, “My daughter-in-law is good. She gets along with my daughter. They always consult with each other.” My mother-in-law is old and is dependent on me. My daughter's school is far away, and I thought about moving to a place near her school. My mother-in-law heard this and cried. I saw her sadness, and I then no longer thought about moving, and I have my daughter boarding at school.
My mother-in-law has been thinking about leaving her house to us because she very much appreciates that I have been taken care of her for all these years. She discussed it with my sister-in-law and others. My sister-in-law said to me, “Let's find a time to have mom finish the paperwork.” My brother-in-law said, “None of us will take the house. It is for my sister-in-law. She has been taking very good care of my mother all these years. Whoever would want to take the house from her has no conscience.” I was very touched. I call them home for family gatherings every holiday. When I get delicious food, I share it with them. The Buddha's light shines on all of us.
Every practitioner has a field of serenity and peace around them. It is like the heat of a fire in winter, and brings people warmth, light, and hope for life.
From the Call for Submissions to Commemorate the Twentieth Anniversary of Falun Dafa’s Introduction