Fulfilling a Predestined Connection with Dafa
(Minghui.org) I was doing the Falun Dafa exercises alone in a park in Cumana, Venezuela when I noticed a woman sitting on a bench and watching me carefully. She looked in her mid-70s and had long, white hair.
I felt a connection to her and occasionally opened my eyes a little to see if she was still there. I finished the four standing exercises and saw that she had moved to a more distant bench but was still watching me. I thought she would come to ask me about the exercises, but when I finished the hour of sitting meditation, she was gone.
Later that week, I saw the same woman while waiting at a bank. I asked if she was the person from the park, and she said yes, with a huge smile. Then, while I talked about Dafa with another person, she approached us and told me she wanted to learn as well. We agreed to meet in the park the next day.
One morning, I felt quite depressed due to my poor health: I had seven herniated discs, severe scoliosis, arthritis, and osteoporosis. A medical board diagnosed my condition as progressive and irreversible, with total disability predicted within three months.
I felt a strange impulse to leave, not knowing where to go or which direction to take. Little by little, I began to walk. I passed the park and stopped. For a moment, I hesitated, but finally I entered.
I walked awkwardly until I saw a gentleman making smooth, harmonious movements. I decided to sit down to watch. Absorbed in watching his movements, I didn't realize that my anguish and anxiety had disappeared. My pains were gone, too. Meanwhile, a great peace grew within me, producing a wonderful sense of well-being and inexplicable joy.
He suddenly looked at me, and I understood that he was somehow producing that energy. I thought I was stealing the energy, so I moved to another bench farther away. I continued looking a little longer without disturbing him, and then I left.
I could not believe or understand what was happening in me. There was a big difference between how I entered the park that morning and how I left it. I was happy, refreshed and optimistic!
A few days later, I found that man at a bank. When we met at the park the next day, he slowly taught me the exercises. I started to feel very light and painless. In fact, I have not needed to take painkillers since that day.
It has been more than a year since I started practicing Falun Dafa. My children, family and co-workers were pleasantly surprised by my huge change, which seemed like a miracle.
Even greater than the physical changes was my inner transformation: studying the book Zhuan Falun has drastically changed my attitude toward life and its challenges. Dafa granted me the peace and inner serenity that allows me to live a full and truly meaningful life.
I have infinite gratitude toward Falun Dafa and Master Li Hongzhi for the many blessings I have experienced. I will continue to cultivate in Dafa and refine myself for the rest of my days. I also hope, somehow, to give back by doing for someone else what that practitioner in the park once did for me.