(Minghui.org) Both of my parents and many of my relatives are Falun Dafa practitioners, but I have fallen behind. Although I obtained the Fa before 1999 I did not genuinely cultivate. I became deeply polluted by ordinary society and I also did some things I’m not proud of. I feel like I just began cultivating this year. 

When my mother reminded me, I started to read Master Li Hongzhi’s (the founder of Falun Dafa) lectures. While I read the teachings I constantly yawned and tears streamed from my eyes. I knew that Master was purifying my body. After I understood some principles, I enjoyed studying the Fa. I started reading one lecture of Zhuan Falun every day. However, I still had the attachment to comfort and I was unable to persist in practicing the exercises. My mother and father did the exercises every morning. My father said that if he didn’t do them it was hard for him to get through the day. Mother said, “If you knew the benefits of practicing the exercises, you wouldn’t be able to stop.” My aunt told me, “We are very fortunate to be practitioners. As long as we want to make a breakthrough in cultivation Master will help us.”

I used to think it was too hard to wake up and practice the exercises. Just thinking about how early I would have to get up made me feel tired. My father told me to just get up as soon as the alarm went off and not think about it. I persisted for a few days and realized it was not as hard as I thought it was. 

Working More Efficiently

When I recalled attending elementary school, the best grades I achieved were when I practiced the exercises with my parents. When I was in high school, the best grades I achieved were when I practiced the exercises for a week before school started. 

I am now a teacher. I usually need more than two hours to write a lesson plan and sometimes the results aren’t ideal. After persisting in practicing the exercises, it took me less than one hour to write up lesson plans. While teaching, I’m able to improvise, teach more content, be more clear-minded and enunciate clearly. In addition, I no longer get tired after standing for long periods of time. 

As a head teacher, I need to guide and educate children. I would be at a loss for words in the past and not know what to say, but ever since I started to practice the exercises every day, I am able to correct students’ problems and manage my classes more efficiently. 

More Open-Minded

I was jealous of colleagues who were more attractive or seemed more capable and articulate than I. However after persisting in practicing the exercises, these attachments gradually disappeared. Instead I admired those who did better than me. My perspective broadened. 

Sometimes competitions are held in schools and I tend to be very competitive. Even though I don’t show it on the surface, deep down I always want to come in first and have others look up to me. There was another school competition recently and I made a lot of preparations and learned about the topic beforehand. Another colleague was competing against me and I was troubled as to whether or not I should tell her what I knew about the topic. After talking with another practitioner, that practitioner said, “It is only fair that you tell your colleague what you know and only then is it a fair competition.” I agreed and realized I needed to relinquish the mentality of being competitive. I decided to set aside my selfish heart and I prepped several of my colleagues for the competition. 

By doing so, I’ve felt very light and carefree during this competition. Perhaps I eliminated some attachments—I was not concerned about the results of the competition. I remembered what Master said,

“...With attachments left behind, the lightened boats sail swiftly,...” (“The Knowing Heart,” Essentials for Further Advancement II)

A Better Complexion and Mental State

My colleagues remarked that my complexion looks better and I seem more relaxed. This was because I practiced the exercises during the winter break and could better communicate with people. I usually looked lifeless and felt depressed. On the days I practice the fifth exercises for an hour, I work more efficiently and I feel happy. 

I often read experience sharing articles on Minghui where practitioners said that Dafa unlocked their wisdom when they did the three things well. I’ve now also had similar experiences: Nothing is impossible with Dafa and it is magnificent!

Thank you Master for not giving up on me. Thank you to my parents and my relatives for encouraging and helping me. I hope other young practitioners like me can find their way back to Dafa and be diligent in following Master’s Fa-rectification process. As long as you truly cultivate, you will benefit in mind and heart and also experience the beauty of cultivating. 

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Category: Young Practitioners' Experiences