(Minghui.org) When our cultivation environment becomes relaxed, our tribulations may be less visible. We then may develop the attachments to comfort and the temptations of ordinary society. These attachments separate us from our divine side and hinder us from cultivating diligently.
To regain a diligent cultivation state becomes even more difficult when life is comfortable. In addition, it gets harder to do the three things well. How can we make a breakthrough?
Even when we talk to people about Falun Dafa, they may not want to listen or accept our informational materials, with the excuse that they want us to respect their faith, or they have a different belief. In such a situation, it’s hard for me to carry on a conversation with them. However, I feel that people still pay attention to my actions and words, which can also the help when clarifying the truth.
I eventually realized that my environment was too comfortable. Through diligent Fa study, I came to understand that the differences between everyday people and a practitioners depended on whether you live your life with a noble heart or an ordinary one. As long as we have the heart to save people, we should find a way to tell them about Dafa and the persecution. I am now making a breakthrough in this area.
I gradually began to fall half-asleep during Fa-study and while doing the Dafa exercises. I sometimes overslept and missed the morning practice. I couldn’t even finish doing all five sets of exercises correctly since I would miss Master’s instructions before I could finish doing all the movements. I realized that I was being interfered with by the attachment to comfort.
Enlightened by Master and Dafa, I extended the practice time, did the one-hour version of the second exercise, and slept less. After three days, I felt some improvement.
I also moved my practice site from the bed to the room, and eventually to the porch. I suddenly realized that I was doing the exercises outdoors. It felt refreshing to breathe in the morning air. I could sit up straight and do the exercises correctly. My mood improved and I felt that my cultivation state was like how it was before I became attached to comfort.
As the weather got colder, I encountered some challenges when doing the exercises, such as my hands feeling frozen. It felt as though I had gone back to doing the morning exercises with practitioners outdoors before 1999. Remembering how we would do the sitting meditation on the ice and snow, I felt encouraged to continue doing the exercises in the cold.
I also decided to turn off the heat in my room. Although I felt a bit cold, I didn’t feel sleepy when studying the Fa.
Doing this day after day, I gradually discovered that diligence can also be reflected in every aspect of our life. As long as we have this determination, we can do it.