Happy to Share My Secret to Looking Young—Practicing Falun Gong
(Minghui.org) One day in 2007, I went to the bank to transfer some money. When I handed my ID card to two young staff members, they looked at me again and again while checking my ID and murmured something quietly.
I didn't know what was going on and asked if everything was in order. One of them said, “You look like a 30-year-old, but your photo looks a lot older. The ID also states that you are 46, but you don't look like the same person.”
I smiled and told the young ladies that the ID photo was taken when I was in my 30s, but I looked like a 50-year-old back then due to poor health. Now I'm nearly 50, but I look like a 30-year-old.
The two of them looked envious and wanted to know my secret. I told them that I practice Falun Gong, a cultivation practice of mind and body. They looked even more surprised, as what they had heard from the state-run media was totally different from what they were now seeing with their own eyes.
As there was no one waiting to be served, I went on to talk to them, telling them about how Falun Gong teaches people to conduct themselves according to the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance and how the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has been brutally persecuting Falun Gong practitioners. I also told them about the staged “self-immolation” on Tiananmen Square. They looked appreciative to learn the real story.
On another occasion, the owner of a beauty salon asked me which beauty salon I used to look so good. I told her I had never spent a cent on cosmetology, and that I look young because I practice Falun Gong. She was really surprised. Years ago when I was very sick, she had helped me find a doctor for treatment and she knew very well how poor my health was then.
I was very sick in 2003 before I started practicing Falun Gong. My stomach and intestines, as well as my uterus, had become dysfunctional, and I also had severe pain in my joints. Doctors advised me to indulge myself with the comforts of life, indicating that my days were numbered. So I started to buy expensive clothes, even though a dress could cost as much as what I earned in a month. But I was only 40 years old and didn't want my life to end like that.
A friend introduced me to practice Falun Gong when she saw my miserable condition. As I also had eye problems, I could not read the newspaper or watch TV, so I didn't know anything about Falun Gong, nor the persecution of the practice.
As I trusted this friend, I started conducting myself according to the principles explained in Falun Gong books. I became a Dafa disciple during the time when the persecution was most severe. Soon, all my illnesses disappeared and I felt light and relaxed all over my body. For the first time in a long time I experienced what it felt like to be healthy.
Everyone who knew me learned the truth about Falun Gong through the changes in me and they quit believing the CCP's slanderous lies about the practice.