(Minghui.org) As qigong became popular in the mid to late 1980s, it appeared that I had some predestined relationships with qigong. Whenever a new practice went public I attended a seminar or learned it by myself. To get the latest news, I also subscribed to three qigong journals.

Missing First Opportunity to Practice Falun Dafa

I now believe that because of interference it took quite a while before I started to practice Falun Dafa. It took two years after it was introduced to the public before I was introduced to this cultivation practice in 1994.

One of my colleagues brought some Falun Dafa informational materials to my office.

“Don't you like practicing qigong,” he asked. “Why don't I see you practicing Falun Dafa? You have practiced lower level qigong and none of them are worth anything. Falun Dafa is a practice that teaches you to reach higher levels. Why don't you try Falun Dafa?”

His remark did not come across well, so I said,“How can you promote your practice by undermining my practices? I don't understand your remarks and will not listen to your suggestion.”

After I came across propaganda from the Chinese Communist Party (CCP)'s media defaming Falun Dafa, it stopped me from wanting to hear anything about it.

Another 14 Years Before Practicing Falun Dafa

My wife's colleague asked her in 1998: “Do you want to take a look at this Falun Dafa book? It is really good and shows people how to be a good person.”

When I saw my wife reading Zhuan Falun, I decided to read it, because this is the first time she read a qigong book.

Without finishing the entire book, I felt it was wonderful because it taught people to be good and to walk on a righteous path. I could also feel the deep inner meaning it imparted to the reader. Besides it answered questions I had for a long time. I felt that my view of the world had completely changed after I read Zhuan Falun.

Yet, I did not touch Zhuan Falun for another 14 years, but I did read Master Li's (the founder) new articles whenever I noticed my wife reading one.

After I finally began to practice Falun Dafa, I came to realize that Master Li had never given up on me, although I couldn't enlighten to that before.

Detention of My Wife Brought Me Closer to Dafa

My wife went out to clarify the facts about Dafa in the Spring of 2012, and was arrested. Police officers from the Domestic Security Department ransacked my home and confiscated our laptop and a large volume of Dafa materials.

I was dumb-founded. I understood police officers arrested bad people, but why did they focus on us?

When my wife was held at a brainwashing center, she was not allowed to step out of her room, take a shower, or make phone calls. Her colleagues tried to pressure her to give up cultivation.

Officers from the Domestic Security Department threatened her, claiming, “If you are not “transformed” your child can't go overseas, or join the army or the Party.” She still kept Falun Dafa in her heart.

I already knew that the CCP was bad, but didn't expect it to be that bad. I tried my personal connections to get her out of the brainwashing center, but people were petrified when it came to the Falun Dafa issue.

Understanding an Important Dafa StandardFalun Dafa taught me that if one had fear, the evil would capitalize on that. When I was attached to my child, they used that to threaten me. A CCP policy is that if parents practice Dafa their children will lose the chance to join the army or be promoted.

I was afraid that my wife would be detained for a long time, so I turned to ordinary people for help, but it was in vain. All of this put me on the edge of a mental breakdown.

While she was being held, I came to truly see through the bad deeds and lies made by the CCP of how people were poisoned, deceived and threatened by its propaganda.

Yet, I felt happy when I noticed the steadfast hearts of practitioners, their belief in Dafa and their efforts to help people understand the truth about it. This understanding made me more motivated to start practicing Falun Dafa.

After my wife was released from the brainwashing center, I felt regret and sorrow and truly woke up. That is when I embarked on a journey full of hope and towards a life of practicing of Falun Dafa.