Drowning in the Honeypot
(Minghui.org) One day, when I opened the lid of my honeypot, several bugs were flying around it. One bug could not wait and rushed in. It was so eager to taste the honey, but it was swallowed up by it. The harder it struggled, the deeper in it went. I didn't think much of it at the time.
For over a month, I felt more and more thick and sticky substances around me. I felt complacent and indulgences that I thought I had already given up resurfaced again, such as eating gourmet food, traveling, taking pictures, meeting friends, shopping, chatting online, and more.
I felt bored when I did not have any entertainment. I hardly sent forth righteous thoughts on time or did the exercises. I had several informational materials about Falun Gong in my pocket, and my friends were waiting for me to tell them about Falun Gong, but I could not do it. I did not do things for Fa rectification, and I was not even anxious or worried about it. My friends commended me for having a good temperament and said that I knew how to live my life. I felt that way as well.
Today, after I finished studying Lecture Six in the book Zhuan Falun , I realized that I had numerous problems. Was I affected by the environment around me and others' comments? What kind of “enjoyment” was I pursuing in this life? What was the difference between me and the bug that had drowned in the honey? I knew how to be vigilant in a harsh environment, so how could I indulge myself in the “honeypot”? Why was I still so muddle-headed when Master had addressed this many times?
Without the Fa's guidance, every irrational state is dangerous. The evil has its eyes on us. We should not become the bug in the honeypot, as there is nothing that we cannot part with in this world. Our purpose for coming here is to assist Master in saving sentient beings. Only when we cultivate ourselves well, can we accomplish our mission.