(Minghui.org) I am a 72 year old lady who has been practicing Falun Dafa (also known as Falun Gong) for over 20 years. I was born in a rural village in Hunan Province. My father was the head accountant for our village, and our family was quite well to do.

From a young age, I was forced to take daily medication to control my seizures and reduce other symptoms of ill health. During the seizures, I often bit my tongue, and it bled profusely. I sometimes ran wildly through the village before fainting and falling to the ground.

Fortunately, I married a wonderful, loving husband, who also worked as a doctor. After our marriage he patiently took care of my various needs and tried many methods to heal my ailments, but his attempts were all in vain.

He finally informed me, “Your health is so bad that I am unable to identify a single part of your anatomy which remains unaffected!”

I explored many options in my search for a cure, and consumed large quantities of Chinese, Western, and traditional herbal remedies. As a result, I became an unintentional expert on the best methods for consuming bitter tasting medication.

An acquaintance tried to persuade me to take up Christianity. I flatly refused, and I told her I was a strong atheist. Others advised me to take up qigong practice. I rejected their advice and told them, “If qigong is so effective, why do we still need hospitals to treat illnesses?”

Then one day in 1996, a practitioner introduced me to Falun Dafa. She said to me, “Your health is so bad, why not try practicing Falun Dafa? This practice can cure your illnesses and restore your health!” For some reason, I was convinced by her words and accepted a copy of the book Zhuan Falun.

The Fa principles within, which outlined the criteria for being a good person, resounded heavily within my heart. Ashamed of my selfish thoughts and actions, I was determined to become a better person and cultivate back to my true origin.

My thoughts underwent a great change after I started cultivation practice. Unable to obtain employment due to my medical condition, I had employed other methods, including speculation and trickery, to earn money.

These cunning achievements were praised by many of my peers. They complimented me for being a smart and strong woman who was not easily taken advantage of.

This inflated my ego and I looked down on my simple husband, often calling him stupid. After practicing Falun Dafa, however, I realized that my husband's simple, honest, and kind character was in line with the requirements of the Fa.

In contrast, I realized that I had exchanged much of my virtue for black karma in my blind quest for fame and material gain. Understanding this basic principle changed my view of the world.

I worked to let go of my attachments to personal gain and desire. My constant fear of being cheated or hurt by others faded, and was replaced by relaxed, cheerful thoughts. As my cultivation level and moral standard improved, my illnesses gradually disappeared until I was completely healed.

My entire family witnessed the benefits I received from cultivating Falun Dafa, and they became staunch supporters of the practice. Delighted at my recovery, my husband took me to his hospital to convince his colleagues of the healing power of Dafa.

His colleagues were impressed. “You don’t have to say anything,” one said. “Seeing your wife in perfect health has convinced us of the goodness of Falun Dafa!”

By sharing my experiences freely with others, I have convinced many people of the goodness of Falun Dafa and inspired others to take up cultivation practice.

In the past, whenever we traveled together, strangers would often assume my much younger looking husband was my son. Now, my proud husband receives frequent compliments from strangers on his young and pretty wife.