My Life Gets Better the More I Follow Dafa's Teachings
(Minghui.org) A new colleague came to my workplace at the end of 2014. We probably knew each other in a previous life, because as soon as she saw me, she asked if I wanted to practice Falun Dafa.
Having been deceived by the Communist Party’s propaganda, I said no.
My Many Ailments
At the time, I had been practicing yoga for four years, but my health became worse and worse. My knees were in so much pain that I was unable to squat. Every step I took was painful.
I had premature ventricular contractions that caused abnormal heartbeats every few minutes. I needed medication every summer to overcome bouts of frequent stomach and esophagus inflammation. I also suffered from neck and spinal pain.
As a result, I could not eat or sleep well. I often lost sleep over all the various ailments I suffered from.
At age 47, life had already become hopeless to me.
A Second Chance
In July 2015, my colleague suggested again that I should practice Falun Dafa. By then, I had known her well enough to understand the persecution. I immediately agreed.
The same evening, I read more than 50 pages of Zhuan Falun–the main book that teaches the principles of Falun Dafa–until I was too sleepy to continue. I slept soundly until morning and didn't have any back pain.
For five consecutive nights, I slept like a brick after reading the book. From then on, I have always read one lecture of Zhuan Falun every night before I go to sleep.
Cultivating the Mind
I did not know how to cultivate my mind during the first six months, though the practice had already improved my health significantly.
For instance, I had a habit of playing the stock market that bordered on addiction. It was a habit I had had for over ten years, and the mood swings from watching the market made it hard to maintain a peaceful mind as required by Falun Dafa.
With my practitioner colleague’s guidance and my own further understanding of the teachings of Falun Dafa, I finally stopped trading stocks in March of 2016.
Then, more wonderful changes happened in my physical body–my skin became smooth and soft. The age spots on my face and hands disappeared. The crow's feet around my eyes also vanished.
My colleagues were amazed that I became so youthful. I told them how these changes happened after I started to practice Falun Dafa. Many of them chose to quit the Communist Party as a way to show their solidarity for practitioners.
I thought that this was a great experience, showing the power of truly believing in the teachings of Falun Dafa.
Two months after I stopped stock trading, I suddenly experienced an acute pain at the bottom of my feet. It was so severe that I could not even sit in the full lotus position to meditate.
I immediately told myself, “This is not arranged by Master. I only accept Master’s arrangement. Nothing else can interfere with my cultivation!”
With this strong righteous thought in my mind, the pain was completely gone the next morning.
It has been 14 months since I became a practitioner of Falun Dafa. I have no more cardiac problems or back pains. Every night, I sleep wonderfully. No matter what I eat, my stomach and esophagus have never become inflamed again. Everything in my life turned towards a positive direction–even my broken thermos fixed itself after I started practicing.
By truly following the teachings of Falun Dafa, I now have a healthy body inside and out, as well as a smooth daily life everywhere. I want to tell more people about Falun Dafa and will be more diligent so that I can rid myself of my other attachments.