(Clearwisdom.net) I am a new practitioner who started to practice Falun Dafa about three months ago in 2010. I find I am now much more capable, with more wisdom. I feel there is a powerful force behind me, supporting me in everything I do, which enables me to be very steadfast and self-confident. I believe this is the manifestation of the mighty power of Dafa.

Because of close family members who practiced, I first learned of Falun Dafa in 1999. However, I didn't attempt to learn more about it. Then the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) started the persecution and the practitioners were being mistreated, including my family members.

I decided to read the book Zhuan Falun.

After I finished reading the book, I agreed with the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance and knew that this was a very righteous path, but something still held me back from becoming a practitioner. I was afraid of being persecuted and was more afraid that my family members who did not practice would be worried about me if I was arrested or detained.

Between October 2009 to January 2010, I had in-depth discussions with the practitioners in my family and friends who were also practitioners. I came to new understandings of Dafa and realized the true source and meaning of life. I was most impressed with these practitioners who could acknowledge their own mistakes and shortcomings and also sincerely pointed out others' shortcomings. In current society today, this is indeed very seldom seen. I was especially impressed because previously, some of these practitioners used to be very eager to outdo others and would never admit any wrongdoing. Now they are able to admit their mistakes. It is unbelievable that Dafa can so drastically improve one's character. I suddenly felt a powerful force overcome me, which helped me break through the barriers of fear and become a genuine Dafa practitioner.

After I genuinely began my cultivation path, having been bestowed with the boundless wisdom of Dafa, I have come to understand a lot of things in life. I can resolve problems more smoothly, including ones that I could not resolve before. I have also gotten rid of some bad notions that I previously had. I realize that I should look inward when there are conflicts or when I am being criticized. In the past, I tended to find excuses for myself to avoid acknowledging my mistakes. I also tended to judge and look down on others using my subjective notions. After practicing Dafa and learning how to immediately look inward to correct myself when there are conflicts, I can handle things much better and my relationships with others have become much more harmonious.

I used to have many bad habits such as excessive drinking, not completing tasks, being messy, being lazy, and so on. Now I have quit drinking and have become more organized, taking the initiative to do things and becoming more active in life. I have changed some of the bad habits that I thought I would never be able to, which gives me such joy. I know that it is Dafa that has changed me and given me so much.

In the world today, only Dafa has such mighty power. It is hard to describe with words how great Dafa and Master are. I will persist on my cultivation path and keep improving myself according to the standards that Master requires, which will eventually enable me to reach consummation.