(Minghui.org) My husband underwent a minor surgical procedure and returned home to recuperate. Two days later, the anesthetic had worn off, and the wound site was really painful. Seeing how uncomfortable he was, I took good care of him for several days. He was very touched by my kindness.
When I saw my husband’s pain gradually lessen, I wanted him to start doing whatever he could by himself. But he still had me do every little thing for him, and I became a bit impatient. I criticized him and often mocked him by saying that he was not that sick.
Logically speaking, the pain of the surgical wound should have diminished, but my husband suddenly felt worse to the point that he couldn’t sleep and kept moaning, which tormented me for days.
I then realized that I am a Dafa practitioner, and it was no coincidence that my husband had surgery. There was some issue I needed to cultivate. My husband was in a lot of pain and very pitiful, so the first thing I needed to eliminate was my feeling of impatience. So no matter how many times he asked me to pour water for him, put on his socks, or whatever, I just did what he wanted and never talked back.
I realized I should also let go of my attachment to personal gain and no longer look down on him because he hadn’t worked for a long time and spent thousands of dollars for the surgery.
In addition, I asked my husband to recite, “Falun Dafa is good. Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.” When he didn’t recite the words, however, I would be a little upset with him. So I also needed to let go of my compulsion to forcing others to do things.
I had been arguing with my husband and wasted a lot of time, so I knew I should hurry up and study the Fa and do the Dafa exercises more diligently.
Once I corrected myself, my husband suddenly quieted down. The severe pain disappeared, and he became more energetic. He stopped asking me to do everything for him, and when he occasionally asked me to pour water, he thanked me.
I recently got up to study the Fa in the middle of the night and became tearful when I heard my husband sleeping soundly. At that moment, I realized that all beings suffer.
I believe Master used this incident to allow me to get rid of my attachments.
Through everything that happened, I firmly realized how important it is for a practitioner to cultivate well. If we don’t cultivate well, the sentient beings who surround us would be affected. We should be compassionate to all beings!