New Practitioner: I'm Amazed at the Positive Changes in My Life
(Minghui.org) I began to practice Falun Dafa in 2013. I was rather selfish and had a big ego before I began practicing. Even though I worked hard every day to make ends meet, my life was very tough. To make matters worse, my husband was often sick and could not do much to support the family. Back then his sickness seemed so burdensome, but now we are grateful that it led to discovering this incredible cultivation path.
Witnessing the Positive Changes in My Husband
My husband suffered from several illnesses since he was very young. He needed to take various medications, and sometimes even needed intravenous injections. At one point he had a fever that lasted for a month. We visited major hospitals in nearby towns and cities, but they could not determine what he had. I was very worried.
In 2004 I remembered that someone had told me about Falun Dafa, so I suggested that my husband try practicing. A few days later his aunt, who is a practitioner, happened to visit us. She told us more about Falun Dafa and gave us a copy of the book Zhuan Falun.
He began practicing and experienced great benefits. I was very happy upon seeing the dramatic improvement in my husband's health, and that he was now able to work and help support the family. But when he asked me to practice, I said no, “I always argue with others. Following the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is too difficult for me.”
I always supported his belief. One time someone reported him to the police and he was arrested. When our friends and neighbors told me to stop him from practicing Falun Dafa, I replied, “No way! Falun Dafa has benefited him and our family so much. We cannot live without it.”
I Begin to Practice
I thought it over and decided to start practicing in 2013. Despite my reluctance, Master had not given up on me.
I soon experienced tests in my cultivation. Last year our son went to another city to work. He stopped contacting us, and did not return home to visit. I thought, “He's always been a good son. Why is he suddenly behaving like this?” I couldn't control my frustration. At one point I became so worried that I nearly collapsed.
My husband said this was a test. He said, “As practitioners, we may encounter tribulations that give us opportunities to improve our xinxing.”
My husband and I began working for the same company in 2014. We always reminded each other to follow the teachings of Falun Dafa, to be good people and responsible employees.
My job is to clean a six-story building. I also cook for the workers. I do my job well and never complain. The company owner praised my honesty and work ethic, and said that he trusted me. When the other workers also praised my hard work, I explained that I live by the principles of Falun Dafa. I told them how the Communist Party is wrongfully persecuting practitioners. Some of them decided to quit the Communist Party organizations.
Because other companies are located in our building, the employees naturally talk to one another and soon many people knew that my husband and I were practitioners. “Falun Dafa practitioners are good people,” one of them said. “Just look at this couple.”
I'm so amazed at the positive changes in my life, but I know that I still have a long way to go in my cultivation!