Purifying My Heart Healed My Diseased Hands
(Minghui.org) I began suffering from a strange skin disease in 1976. It caused the skin on my hands to crack, be inflamed and hurt. I looked for a cure through Chinese and Western treatments, but nothing worked. Young and vain, I was envious of others who were able to flaunt their pretty hands, so I kept mine hidden as much as possible. I complained and felt it was unfair. I also developed a bad temper.
Before I married my husband, my parents made him promise that I would not have to do any housework because of my diseased hands. My husband kept his word and also gave in to all my selfish demands.
I also did not allow our son to play outside in the fields, insisted that he sit only where I allowed, and placed many other unreasonable restrictions on him. Fearing my anger, my son obeyed me.
I visited my parents during the 1997 Chinese New Year and overheard my relatives discussing the benefits of practicing Falun Gong (also known as Falun Dafa). I did not believe cultivation practice could cure illness, so I was not interested. When I heard that the practice had helped my mother and brother-in-law quit smoking, my interest piqued. My sister and brother-in-law also said the practice improved their marriage.
My sister asked if I would be interested in attending a video screening session of Master Li’s lectures. (Mr. Li Hongzhi is the founder and teacher of Falun Dafa. In the East, a revered teacher is called Master.) She told me that the classes are always free, and volunteers there would teach me the exercises. I was doubtful, but I still decided to give it a try. My suspicions left me the moment I heard Master speak: I knew in my heart that every word was true. When Master explained the basis for human illnesses and why we should cultivate to improve our character, I began to deeply regret my self-centered behavior.
I decided to practice Falun Dafa and resolved to change myself. I controlled my temper and began to do housework without complaining, despite the pain it caused me. I also began to reflect on how to better handle the problems of daily life. I continued to cultivate diligently, and my skin disease disappeared within two months. I was overjoyed and told every person I met about the amazing healing I had experienced. This strengthened my belief in Dafa and cultivation practice.
I returned home a few months later and showed off my healthy hands to my delighted husband. I apologized to him: “I have bullied and hurt you all these years. I promise I will not behave that way anymore and ask you to forgive me and and give me a second chance.”
My husband was a little doubtful and said, “Are you sure you can change?”
“Falun Dafa is a heavenly cultivation practice that can fundamentally change a person into someone who is good, kind and upright,” I replied.
With my improved attitude and loving nature towards my family, over time my husband and son were convinced of the amazing powers of Dafa. My husband was so impressed that he too became a Dafa practitioner.