New Practitioner Shares Some of the Changes Experienced After Practicing Falun Dafa
(Minghui.org) When I began to practice Falun Dafa, fellow practitioners told me about the changes they had experienced during the courses of their practice. I was skeptical. Would it be possible for people to change so much because of reading a few books and doing a few exercises? Six months later, my doubts were gone. I experienced so many changes in myself that I would like to share them with you here.
Chronic Hemorrhoids Disappear after Practicing Falun Dafa
I had suffered the pain and inconvenience of hemorrhoids for many years. I tried many remedies and took many different kinds of medicine, but had no luck. I had surgery as well, with similarly poor results. After I practiced Falun Dafa for a few days, the bleeding continued and even seemed to get worse, but a week later, the bleeding suddenly stopped. I'm pleased to report that I've had no recurrence and my hemorrhoids have completely disappeared.
Feeling Energetic and Tireless
I was a fairly shy person. My family told me that I looked weak, walked slowly, and did things sluggishly. Lacking energy, I seemed to be tired all the time, but there seemed to be nothing I could do about it. I couldn’t walk fast because of asthma. I had to take rests frequently when I worked on something because of fatigue. However, after practicing Falun Dafa, I felt full of energy and walked briskly.
Treating Family and Friends with Love and Respect
To be honest, I used to be a self-centered person. When I got home from work, I browsed the Internet and watched TV for fun and did little housework. After practicing Falun Dafa, I realized that this was wrong. Teacher said in the book Zhuan Falun
“But there’s a law in this universe, called 'a person doesn’t gain anything if he doesn’t lose'—to gain, you have to lose, and if you don’t lose you’ll be made to lose. Who enforces this? It’s the nature of the universe that does. ”
My attitude changed, and I began to consider the needs of others. When I have spare time now, I help my family with the housework. I help friends as much as possible. I have gotten much better at not being so self-centered.
Not Worrying about Little Things
Because of my financial situation, I used to pay close attention to money. For example, If a grocery store had a promotion such as taking two dollars off for every ten dollars spent, I would make a calculation to make sure I could save some money. After practicing Falun Dafa, I realized how selfish I was. Teacher said “no loss, no gain” (Zhuan Falun). I would carefully calculate everything because I didn't want to lose out. In doing so, perhaps I was losing something even more precious! I didn't understand this in the past, but as a practitioner I recognize that I should get rid of this habit.
I am More Sensitive to Everything
After learning Dafa, I realized that even a drop of water has its own life. One night, when I was driving home, I drove over some plants, and I could hear the plants asking for help. I got out of the car and apologized to them. Everything is alive and we should try to avoid killing.