New Practitioner: I Found What Was Missing in My Life
(Minghui.org) I have researched different teachings of various practices throughout my life, but I always felt like something was missing.
Someone used to drop off The Epoch Times newspaper at my store in Adelaide. Although I did not read or speak Chinese, I randomly glanced at the newspaper. One day I was just flipping through it and my eye caught sight of a picture of people meditating. Not knowing exactly what the article was about, I decided to call the phone number on the advertisement. A woman answered and told me that it was a practice called Falun Gong, that there was no charge to learn it, and that they met every Sunday morning.
I went one Sunday to attend the class. During my first experience, I found the second exercise very difficult to do. I was also suffering from a frozen shoulder at the time so I thought that I was unable to do it. However, I went back again the next Sunday. A practitioner there assisted me and encouraged me to keep my arms up, but I still could not do it and kept dropping my arms.
Still determined, I came home and downloaded the Falun Dafa book and exercises and started to practice at home as well. The third Sunday I went again. This time the same practitioner kept encouraging me to keep my arms up. I was trying my best to hold them up and forbear the pain in my shoulder. My eyes were closed and I could feel tears rolling down my face. I kept saying to myself, “Master Li, Master Li, please help me do this.”
I continued doing the exercises daily from then on, and read the Falun Dafa book every day. I could really feel the power of the exercises and I was not even aware of when my frozen shoulder pain disappeared. I never skip my practice and always try to live by the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. This has truly been a life-changing experience for me. I am glad to have found such a wonderful path.
Thank you, Master Li.
Category: Beginning Cultivation