(Clearwisdom.net) It has been one year, this September, since I began practicing Falun Gong. I was born and raised in a poor family in Shaodong, Hunan Province, and throughout my long life's journey, I felt that I had not achieved anything, and that my life had been glum and empty. In my agony, I always complained about things, and blamed God for being unfair to me.

I suffered from all kinds of tribulations, and my whole body was severely ill. As a middle-aged person, I also suffered from stubborn colonitis. In an attempt to heal my illnesses I spent a large amount of money, but my health continued to worsen. When I was nearing the point of losing hope, a kind-hearted person told me about Falun Gong, and advised me to practice it.

During the past several years, the media in Mainland China influenced me so much. Practice Falun Gong? At the time, I thought that was a "frightful" thought, and I firmly refused. After a period of time, my health continued to decline, and that kind-hearted person again advised me to practice Falun Gong, and gave me the book Zhuan Falun. I thought, well, my health has already fallen to this stage, so I guess I could try to read the book. After finishing the reading, I realized how great Falun Gong is! Great! The book teaches people to be kind, to become better people, to follow the standard of "Truthfulness, Compassion, Tolerance," to cultivate the mind-heart nature, to pay little attention to fame and gain, to purify one's heart, and to raise our moral standards. It is nothing like what has been said on television in China! Those are lies deceiving the citizens. The difference is like black and white!

Through studying the law and principles, I have realized the meaning of life and the purpose of being human, and figured out the answers to problems that I always wanted to know. By placing strict demands on myself and following Teacher Li's standards, I have felt Dafa's divinity reflected onto my body. My illnesses, that were incurable with medicine, were now being cured. My body was returning to its normal state and wounds in my heart were also healing.

Although I only recently began practicing Falun Gong, I feel very fortunate, as it is hard to find such a good thing in our society these days. I will treasure the opportunity and do my best to practice diligently!