(Minghui.org) I started practicing Falun Gong (also called Falun Dafa) in February 2014. Today I would like to share the great changes that Falun Gong brought to me both physically and spiritually.
I was once bothered by a deep depression and relied on cigarettes and alcohol to soothe my pain. Later it became so severe that I had to remain in the hospital for a month.
During my month's stay in the hospital, I took a lot of medication, but it didn't help any. Sleeping pills gave me temporary relief at night. Doctors increased the dosage of my medication, but my insomnia worsened.
I prayed every day in hospital to calm myself and get rid of my fears. I then became aware of the importance of spiritualism, which I felt was more effective than medical treatment.
When I left the hospital, I was baptized in a church. I attended church regularly but I could not understand the Bible. I just prayed at home, but the puzzles in my mind remained unsolved.
One day, I thought of Falun Gong and wanted to give it a try.
One of my relatives was a Falun Gong practitioner. I went to her home and asked her about it. She gave me a copy of Zhuan Falun and taught me the Falun Gong exercises.
After reading the book and doing the exercises, my insomnia soon disappeared. I also quit cigarettes and alcohol easily. I was immediately aware of its power and strong energy.
Falun Gong also removed the bad substances in my field because of its strong energy that was developed in my body.
Before I took up Falun Gong, I often saw unfriendly specters that pressed up against my body at night. I was frightened for years. My mother took me to visit many spiritual teachers, but no one could solve my problem.
Falun Gong's Master rectified my heart and helped me understand the relationship of cause and effect. I realized that nothing is accidental. Everything is invited by one's own heart.
I understood that I had committed many bad deeds in the past, which produced much karma and made me sleepless. Evil specters followed me for the same reason.
After reading Zhuan Falun, I understood this: Good is rewarded with goodness and the evil meets with evil. This is true. I also learned how to become a good person, emphasize virtue, and look within.
Gradually I became aware of my bad past experiences. I was not kind, I did not consider others, and I could not sacrifice for others. I would expect others to treat me well. I enjoyed earthly wealth, fame, and fortune. I was greedy and pursued selfish desires. I felt so ashamed when I recalled my past.
I changed into a new person. I really appreciated what Master had done for me. I knew that all my unhappiness, dissatisfaction, and troubles originated from my own heart.
If I could treat others with a grateful heart and follow the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance while in conflicts, then how could I have suffered depression? Looking within was the solution!
I am thankful from the bottom of my heart that Falun Dafa rewarded me with a new life. Falun Dafa is good. Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.