How I Cured My Drug Addiction and Changed My Disposition
(Minghui.org) I was born in the 1980s. My home environment was dysfunctional and lacked spirituality. Consequently, I grew up with no direction or guidance and had no hope for the future. I developed a bad-temper and basically hated the world and my life!
I went to work in Qingdao City when I was 16 years old. It was a new world to me. I had no values and did whatever I wanted. I accumulated many bad habits: I spent money without thinking, drank and gambled every day, and spent days and nights at the internet bar if I did not need to work.
My colleague persuaded me to try a drug to keep me awake while on the night shift. I had no fear and was always curious to try something new. So I took the drug and kept using it.
At that time, I was very materialistic and indulged myself. Deep down, I knew I should not live that way and regretted my path. But I did not know what else to do, so I drifted along.
Life Changed - I Became Hopeful
I was approaching the age when most people marry. My classmate introduced me to my current husband. His parents practiced Falun Dafa. Due to the slanderous propaganda broadcast by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), I was against Falun Dafa. I thought I could change his parents after I married their son.
I started to behave and let go of some of my bad habits after I got married. But I was still addicted to drugs and spent the tens of thousands of yuan which my parents gave me as a marriage gift.
After I had lived with my in-laws for some time, I found that they were not like what the propaganda said about Falun Dafa practitioners. They worked hard and were kind to everyone. I was happy living with them.
My in-laws were frugal but were still very generous to me when I was pregnant. They cooked my favorite foods, and I was very touched by their kindness. But I still had not let go completely of the bad things I heard in the media about Falun Dafa. They tried to tell me the truth, but I was not convinced.
I did not feel well soon after I gave birth. I coughed, was out of breath, and had a fever. The obstetrician said I needed to go to another ward for treatment; they only treated babies there. I was angry with her and left the hospital. At home, I was out of breath again. My mother-in-law told my husband he should take me to the hospital.
I was put on an IV but did not feel any better. I thought of my newborn baby and did not want to die. My mother-in-law then asked me to say, “Falun Dafa is good” and “Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.” She said that I would be blessed. But I shook my head no.
A nurse came up to me shortly after and said I would recover if I repeated, “Falun Dafa is good and Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.” I was surprised. Twice, I was told the same thing in just a short period of time. Could it be true? Why did so many practitioners not give up their practice even under severe persecution? Is Falun Dafa a Buddha Law? Did the CCP frame Falun Dafa? I had many questions in my mind.
I did not want to die, so I decided to listen to them both and gave up my bad thoughts about Falun Dafa. I reverently repeated those words all afternoon and then fell asleep.
When I woke up, I felt totally well. My fever was gone, I could breathe, and my life was no longer in danger. I no longer needed oxygen or IV drips. Soon, I recovered completely. My mother-in-law was right. I wanted to know more about Falun Dafa.
I was anxious to read the main book of Falun Dafa Zhuan Falun after I was discharged from the hospital. I started reading it and was totally absorbed in the book.
I then started practicing Falun Dafa and tried to behave according to the principles of “Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance.” I felt dizzy and nauseous when the urge to use drugs surfaced. But I knew, as a practitioner, I needed to give up drugs. With the help of the Fa, I let go of my drug and alcohol habit. When my father offered me a drink, I was able to easily refuse.
My family was grateful. Falun Dafa gave me a new life. My life became hopeful, and I was happy!
When I visited my parents, I always told them how wonderful Falun Dafa is. They saw the changes in me and were happy. If I had not experienced it myself, I would never have believed this miracle. It is my hope that more people will read Zhuan Falun and learn the practice.
Falun Dafa Restored My Family
When my child was two years old, my husband had an affair.
My mother-in-law was the first to find out and did not hide it from me. I was very upset at the time and felt life was unfair. I wanted to get a divorce. But when I calmed down, I knew that wasn't the right thing to do.
I needed to be considerate and let them know that what they were doing was wrong. My relationship with my husband was predestined and should be treasured.
When I felt I was lacking compassion, I knew this was a test for me. I let go of my anger and hate. I thought they were to be pitied. My mother-in-law reminded me to solve it in a kind way. I knew I was fortunate to be a Falun Dafa practitioner.
I invited my husband and his girlfriend to dinner and told them stories about karmic retribution and tried to persuade them to correct their mistake and be good people. His girlfriend was not moved and said, “Well if we are to go to hell, at least we will be together.” I remained calm.
My husband continued to see her and talked about divorcing me. I decided to talk to her again. I brought her a gift and we had a good talk. She was touched and told my husband that he had a good wife and good parents. She decided to stop seeing him.
Thanks to Falun Dafa, harmony returned to our family. No words can express my gratitude to Master Li Hongzhi (founder and teacher of Falun Dafa.)
If I did not practice Falun Dafa, I do not know what kind of person I would have ended up being or what kind of life I would have had. I am so blessed that I am a Falun Dafa practitioner.