(Clearwisdom.net) "My life had taken a big U-turn, from going uphill straight down to the bottom of a valley. I was shocked and upset. Why me? Was it really true that fate was arranged? I wanted the answer!"

From going uphill straight down to the bottom of a valley

Zhi Zhen never thought she would practice cultivation before she was twenty-six years old. She said, "I was very competitive and ambitious when I was very young. I went to the No. 1 choice of high schools and I graduated at the top of my class in college. I received a scholarship from Japan Exchange Society and went to the University of Tokyo to study Society Information Research. My life was steadily going upwards. During summer break in my second year, my health took a sudden change, I passed out whenever I needed to go out. I could not stay in Japan any longer and I went back to Taiwan." For the next three years, Zhi Zhen could not work and she broke up with her boyfriend of nine years. "My life had taken a big U-turn, from going uphill straight down to the bottom of a valley. I was shocked and upset and thought, why me? Was it really true that fate was arranged? I wanted the answer!"

Life is a place for cultivation - humble examination of life

After breaking up with her boyfriend at the end of 1999, Zhi Zhen went back to Gaoxiong. She had significant problems sleeping, she was up all night most of the time, and her health was so poor that she could not even go out. She spent a lot of money seeking famous physicians. She deeply thought about one physician's statement, "The end of the human life is the beginning of deity."

When money could not cure her illness, she began to ask the gods for an omen. Later she studied astrology. She was so afraid of being lost on her life's journey. Where would the next pit hole in life be? During that period of time, she studied many books including religion, philosophy and psychology, and she realized that life is a place for cultivation, so she began to humbly examine what life really is about.

Fortunately obtaining Dafa, her whole life changed

Zhi Zhen was hospitalized due to acute hepatitis in November 2000. When she was released from the hospital, she constantly thought about the question of life and death. Her astrology teacher introduced her to Falun Gong. After she finished reading Zhuan Falun, she had all the answers to her questions. In December that year, she finished the nine-day lecture series of Falun Dafa, and realized there were reasons why she suffered so much. Life is short, only lasting a hundred years. It is not for us to live comfortably, but for us to return to our original true selves. She started to do as the book indicated, being a good person and giving up attachments, and her health gradually returned. She had very poor health before. She tired easily and her immune system was very weak. But after learning Falun Dafa, she no longer needed to take medicine. She gets up early each morning to exercise, sleeps five hours a night, and is able to handle a heavy work schedule. She said, "After I learned Falun Dafa, I realized this is truly a profound science."

Correcting thoughts and spreading the wonderful message

Zhi Zhen studied advertising in college. This career is more advanced, and "creativity" is always viewed as very important. At the time, young people dressed very modern, very bold, wearing strange hairstyles, dying their hair, piercing their tongues, and pursuing fads. Even though it was not so comfortable, people did not think anything was wrong with it. After practicing Falun Dafa, she gradually corrected many thoughts and realized that through cultivation her creativity will come forth continuously because she is connected with the energy of the universe. She understood that she should spread the wonderful messages she learned, spread the belief in Truth, Compassion, Forbearance, which makes the world even better. After Zhi Zhen walked out of her life's valley and found answers about her life she said, "Falun Dafa opened that part of my life that has been dust-covered for years. It is the wonder many people are waiting for. I hope more people with predestined relationships will step into this bright and broad path."