From Being Miserably Ill to Finding the Secret of Health and Happiness
(Minghui.org) Before I stepped on the cultivation path I came down with rheumatoid arthritis, as well as inflammation of the small intestines and stomach lining. The symptoms included painful joints whenever the weather changed, as well as back pain. I was unhappy all the time and had a bad temper.
But, my stomach irritability was the worst, as it resulted in a digestive problem. I took a lot of medicine, traditional Chinese medicine and western medicine, but nothing worked. Whenever I ate, my stomach would be in pain, and the digestion process would take over four days.
After I began to practice Falun Dafa, my body was purified. I no longer suffered from any of my former illnesses and no longer was faced with digestion problems.
For many years I suffered from physical and mental exhaustion, resulting in insomnia. Every little sound woke me up, and I was unable to fall asleep again. I remember that there was even a time when I could not sleep for an entire month. I was miserable and very irritable.
Thanks to Falun Dafa, my life turned around.
Letting Go of Attachments
My generation is known as the spoiled kids generation. We are self-centered and egotistical. However, when we move out of our parents' home, people will not put up with such behavior and we are faced with harsh reality. Thus, many young people begin to suffer from depression.
Once I began following the teachings of Falun Dafa, I understood the meaning of life, changed my outlook and was no longer depressed. I followed the Dafa principles of Truthfulness, Compassion, Forbearance. I learned to let go of self and think of the needs of others first.
During times of trouble, I understood to look inside, find attachments and eliminate them.
My husband does not practice Falun Dafa and is not easy to live with. Whenever he encounters difficulties, he blames me for them and even beats me. Only Dafa keeps me from fighting back.
Master said, “...did not hit back or swear back.” (Lecture in Sydney). Remembering Masters Fa, I did not hit back, instead, I often look inside for my attachments. Whenever I find my problem, my husband changes his attitude.
The process was not easy. I tried to be tolerant, gradually let go of anger and remained unmoved by how he treated me.
Some of my friends could not understand me and I asked myself what would be the result if I fought with him. But, because of cultivating in Dafa, instead of being upset with my husband, I felt sorry for him because he was governed by his emotions. With time, I was no longer affected by his behavior.
Now, I no longer admire successful and famous people because I understand that when pursuing fame and benefit, one will lose health, friends and many other precious things. Money will not bring happiness. The health and happiness I obtained from being a cultivator of Falun Dafa is more precious than anything in this world.