(Minghui.org) I am an elderly practitioner and have experienced many miracles since I started practicing Falun Dafa. Some were surprising, some were thrilling, but all were amazing and unforgettable.

I Easily Quit Drinking Alcohol

Drinking alcohol is a bad habit. The more one drinks, the greater the desire and the stronger the attachment grows, possibly leading to addiction. I was such a drinker before I started to practice.

I frequently suffered from pain in my joints at that time, especially when the temperature changed. I tried to mitigate my pain by drinking. Moreover, the early death of my second son hit me hard, so I drank to drown my sorrows. I developed the habit of drinking alcohol with every meal.

My wife was against my drinking and encouraged me to drink less or to quit completely. She was worried about me because, I had several health problems that required that I stay away from alcohol. However, I didn't want to quit, as it gave me a false sense of comfort.

In May 1997, a friend visited me and suggested that I try Falun Dafa. He said it would help me, so I decided to give it a try.

I accompanied him to a practice site the following Sunday. Many practitioners were there quietly reading the Falun Dafa lecture books. It was a very harmonious environment. I was touched by this scene. I had no bad thoughts in my mind, and I listened to their cultivation experience sharing intently.

When I got home that evening, I forgot to drink. I wasn't aware of it until my wife asked me, “Why didn't you drink any tonight?” Surprisingly, I replied, “I'm going to quit drinking.” I don't know why, but I had lost interest in alcohol. The amazing thing was that I slept soundly the whole night and my joints didn't ache either.

I felt good during the following days. I went to two wedding ceremonies and declined to drink alcohol. It was very natural for me. When the bride and bridegroom toasted with the guests, I drank soda. I never drank alcohol again.

This experience was so miraculous that I became determined to practice Dafa. My wife witnessed how I had changed and was pleasantly surprised. As a result, she started to practice as well.

My wife also experienced miracles because of Dafa. She only had three years of schooling and hadn't read or written anything for the past 50 years, but she could read all of Zhuan Falun.

Throwing Away My Reading Glasses

I started to wear reading glasses in 1989. Without them I couldn’t read anything. Not long after I had started to practice, my glasses fell on the floor and broke when I was reading Zhuan Falun.

I felt bad. I had been wearing them for eight years, so how could I read without them? I went to the market and bought another pair, but they didn't help at all. Instead, they made the words look blurry. So I simply stopped wearing them, and the words looked clearer! I realized that Teacher had already adjusted my eyes, so I no longer needed to wear reading glasses.

Hair Grows on My Bald Head

I used to have many ailments and took medicine all year long. This damaged my body, and my hair started to fall out when I was in my 30s. At the age of 45, I was almost bald and looked much older than my age.

When I practiced Falun Dafa, my illnesses disappeared and new black hair grew on my bald head.

I developed an attachment to complacency and the mentality of showing off and showed my new hair to acquaintances as soon as I met them. My new hair gradually diminished. It was really a serious lesson for me, because I didn't discipline myself according to Dafa's principles.

Losing Weight

I'm 5'7” tall, but weighed 200 lbs. My belly and waist were very big. It was even difficult for me to purchase suitable clothes, and I struggled to bend down to pick things up.

In March 2013, I begged Teacher in my heart to reduce my weight. Just because of this thought, Teacher helped me. I started going to the bathroom three to five times a day, and it was mostly oily looking waste.

Three days later, my belly was much smaller, and I needed to tighten my belt by five holes. Now I look better than ever.