A Chat Changed My Life
(Minghui.org) My life was a mess, and had I lost all confidence. As such, I returned to my hometown to sort things out in my mind. While home, I had a talk with a friend's mother that changed my life.
My friend was celebrating their baby's being one month old, so I went to the celebration. I was touched by the family's sincerity and kindness. I chatted with my friend’s mother and told her how my life was such a mess.
She comforted me. “Do not be discouraged,” she said. “You see my son. He was not always such a good person. He dated dozens of girls but was not happy with any of them, and he could not settle down. Now he has changed!”
I asked her how everything changed. She said that the family practiced Falun Dafa and followed the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance every day. Everyone's health improved as well.
The father looked like a healthy 50-year-old—only he was now in his 70s. I decided to borrow the main book of Falun Dafa—Zhuan Falun—from them.
This is how I started practicing Falun Dafa. I soon understood the meaning of my life and why and how I should be a good person. I read the books and practiced the five sets of exercises every day. I began to follow the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance in my everyday life.
I felt that my body was light very soon after I started the practice. I thank the Master of Falun Dafa from the bottom of my heart.
Before the Practice
Before I began practicing Falun Dafa, I suffered from insomnia. I felt stressed all the time, and I was addicted to computer games, which I would play late into the night. My body was sore, and I was aloof, avoided responsibility, and had a bad temper. I thought only of myself to the point that my managers told me about my selfish behavior many times. But, of course I would not listen.
I pursued self interest and money by taking every opportunity to get ahead at work. I even accepted bribes and used the company's property for my own benefit. I was lazy at work and avoided any responsibilities in dealing with clients' problems. I often lost my temper, and even though I would sometimes regret it afterward, I would do it again when a conflict came up.
Since I always pursued fame and reputation, I spent money unscrupulously on meals with friends just to show off. I lived extravagantly too, and always wanted the very best appearance. I could barely cover my expenses every month. And I never thought of my parents who worked hard on the farm. I never helped them with the harvests.
After I Started Practicing Dafa
I became a whole new person after I took up the practice of Falun Dafa. I was able to sleep well and had no more nightmares. My bad temper was nearly non-existent, and I became able to look within for my shortcomings when I had conflicts.
I am doing much better at work these days, full of energy, willing to work hard, and I help others as well. I take on my responsibilities and look after my staff. My colleagues have all noticed my improvement. They smile and joke with me saying, “Who are you, superman?”
My clients are happy with me too, and my company recognizes my capability. I no longer take bribes and my first interest is my client's satisfaction. My boss is very happy with my changes and trusts me completely now. He will ask me to deal with important matters and praises me for my work ethic.
I no longer pursue fame and personal interest. I let go of lust and no longer visit inappropriate websites. I dress appropriately yet modestly, without over spending. I also do not dabble in the stock market anymore. My life is now peaceful. I am healthy and do not see doctors or take medicine. I am saving my money. Life is good.
I then married a lovely woman from the city. She has a stable job and a good income. She is a Falun Dafa practitioner as well.
We found jobs in my hometown so that I could look after my parents. The wife of my previous boss said that my wife was lucky to marry me. My boss asked a friend to purchase him a copy of Zhuan Falun.
I started my own business as well. My wife gave birth to a baby boy at the beginning of this year, and my parents started to practice Falun Dafa also. My mother recovered from heart problems, and after seeing her changes, my mother-in-law agreed to withdraw from the Chinese Communist Party (CCP).
Our neighbors have taken note of how each of us in our family has benefited by following the principles of Falun Dafa.