(Minghui.org) Most practitioners in my area avoid writing an article when Minghui.org posts a notice calling for submissions. Some say they do not know how to write; others say they need to improve their cultivation first. The majority feel that they don’t have much to write about. Some practitioners have never written about their experiences or asked others to write them down. 

I think that writing an article is actually an opportunity to talk about one’s cultivation. The purpose of the call for articles is very clear—to validate the Fa. If you avoid writing about your experiences, then are you just benefiting from Falun Dafa but not validating it? Isn’t this a manifestation of selfishness, which is different from other aspects of selfishness? Ordinary people have gratitude for things, let alone our extraordinary cultivation.

One sentence in the “Notice: Call for Submissions to Commemorate World Falun Dafa Day 2021” says, “Even though some incidents may seem trivial, they are testimonies of how cultivation in Dafa has improved our morality, mind and body, along with our wisdom and capabilities.”

Based on this sentence, all of us have something to write about. This sentence reminds me of group Fa-study before 1999. 

Before the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) initiated the persecution in 1999, we held a large group Fa-study on Saturday afternoons. Many times, we numbered almost 400. Every Saturday afternoon, we would gather in groups to study the Fa and do the exercises. Afterwards, we talked about our cultivation experiences. 

Our experience sharing went like this: Some of us took the initiative to speak, or an assistant asked someone to talk about his experience. Sometimes a group sitting in a smaller circle talked about their own experiences, or others joined in when they had similar thoughts while one practitioner was talking about his experience. 

We continued until the assistant suggested it was time to end the meeting. Everyone was reluctant to leave. Every time we met, practitioners talked about their cultivation experiences. There was never a time when no one talked.

When fellow practitioners say they cannot write, I tell them about our group Fa-study and experience sharing before the persecution began. I remind them, “Writing a sharing article is simple. Just write down what you want to say to Master. It’s actually very easy.”

The topics to write about are endless. For example: How did you start practicing Falun Dafa? Did you become healthy by studying the Fa and practicing the exercises? You can write down what happened in detail—about your original illness, how you became healthy by cultivating, and your health now. Writing an article is validating the Fa.

Practitioners who had no illnesses will have usually improved their character through cultivation. They can give one or two examples. This type of article also validates the Fa. Even if you’ve just begun, we all had compelling reasons to start practicing. You can just talk about why Falun Dafa is good and why you want to practice—just write down a few examples that inspired you. This is validating the Fa.

Our experiences with our families and in our daily lives and careers all can be topics. Just write down what you want to say, organize it, and add a title. Even two practitioners discussing and comparing each other’s cultivation experiences can be compiled into an article to validate the Fa.

By telling our stories, we are reminded to be as diligent as we were in the beginning and to treasure our predestined relationship to practice Dafa. Our experiences can also help people understand what Falun Dafa is and that Falun Dafa is good and Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.

I hope my thoughts can inspire fellow practitioners to overcome their fear of writing. We should treasure this opportunity that Master provides us with to validate the Fa by writing about our experiences. 

If we all reflect on Minghui’s notice, I’m sure we will all have something to share:“The purpose is to bear witness to the wonderfulness of Dafa disciples cultivating under the guidance of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance, to attest to the compassionate sacrifice made by Master Li Hongzhi for Dafa disciples and the world’s people. This will bring facts and hope to more people for them to come to know Falun Dafa.” (“Notice: Call for Submissions to Commemorate World Falun Dafa Day 2021”)

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