(Minghui.org) As an ordinary Chinese citizen, “miracles” used to be foreign to me. Does the divine really exist? I did not know. To survive in society, I learned to work hard and fight for things I wanted. But things did not necessarily go my way. Although I put lots of efforts in my work, life, and future, very often other people did not treat me fairly. As a result, I was disappointed, frustrated, and worried, leaving me no time or energy to think about what miracles had to do with me. 

After practicing Falun Dafa for over 20 years, however, I realized many things in my life are not accidental. With a humble mind, I learned to appreciate what I have since many of them are indeed miracles...

Beyond an Ordinary Person

Falun Dafa was introduced to the public 30 years ago and I was fortunate to read the teachings. Although having little understanding of cultivation, I was deeply touched by the sacredness and wonderfulness of Dafa. I had always longed to be a good person and Falun Dafa would make my dream real. 

When reading Zhuan Falun and other books of Mr. Li Hongzhi (founder of Falun Dafa), I was deeply drawn to the profound teachings on life, the universe, and the characteristics of the cosmos. With my mind opened and wisdom widened, I suddenly realized one day that purity and wonderfulness of the divine are natural. Compared to them, human beings are like ants. Therefore, we cannot judge things based on our human notions. 

That being said, there were still many things that I did not know. For example, my husband and I often argued over trivial matters. I cared about him a lot and did things much better than him, but he still criticized me all the time. Feeling wronged and unable to explain myself clearly, I was full of resentment and I felt hurt and angry. Knowing such a mindset was not befitting a practitioner, however, I decided to do well according to the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance as if I were a new practitioner. 

Before I took up Falun Dafa, being furious--feeling that I was being treated unfairly--and fighting with my husband were the norm for me. Over these years of cultivation practice, I did better in some areas. But every time conflicts arose between my husband and me, I still tended to sort out who was right and who was wrong, or whether he had treated me fairly. While I was aware of the existence of this mindset, I did not pay much attention to it because I felt it was normal for husband and wife to argue. As result, I was unable to maintain a calm and compassionate mind as a practitioner. 

Fortunately, I did still try to look within and behave according to the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. It was painful, but with the guidance of Dafa, I was able to recognize where I had done poorly and gradually let go of the bad thoughts of resentment, anger, and jealousy. Little by little, I realized I tended to look at things from my own perspective. I always tried to prove myself correct and complain about my husband when he did not meet my expectations. With this understanding, I slowly came to understand that it was me who was narrow-minded and selfish. As a result, I realized the importance of being humble. 

Deep Appreciation

I suddenly came to understand one day that what I had experienced in Falun Dafa did not come easy. For example, besides the uplifting of my mind nature mentioned above, I never needed to see a doctor in the past 20-plus years of cultivation practice and my health was better than ever.

Here are several stories. When being held at a brainwashing center, I went on a hunger strike for over 20 days with no eating or drinking. After being force-fed highly salty food, I lost consciousness and was diagnosed with severe tuberculosis. Upon returning home, however, I did not take any medication and fully recovered in three months. 

One time, before I was transferred to a prison, a doctor in the detention center gave me a large dose of sedatives, “promising” to keep me quiet. But I was very energetic and called out “Falun Dafa is good” throughout the trip to the prison. Also, the physical torture and mental abuse in the prison was long and intense, which could easily drive a person insane. But with the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance in mind, I was able to endure it with a peaceful mind and no complaint.

Recalling these miraculous incidents, I suddenly realized that these were beyond what modern science could explain. But they did happen to me and other practitioners also experienced similar things as documented on Minghui. There were many cases of incurable diseases, natural disasters, and accidents that could claim lives and destroy assets. Through reciting the auspicious phrases, “Falun Dafa is good” and “Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good,” many people were blessed with safety and health. Falun Dafa has also enabled individuals who were addicted to violence, drugs, gambling, or electronic games to quit their bad habits. People suffering from anxiety and depression have also seen their symptoms disappear after they recited the auspicious phrases. 

Looking back in history, very few groups could survive the terror of communism. However, Falun Gong practitioners have been standing strong after decades of persecution at the hands of the CCP. Despite the CCP’s sophisticated censorship tools, systematic brainwashing channels, the horrendous forced organ harvesting, and many more crimes, practitioners continue to be peaceful and compassionate while inspiring people from over 100 countries... Aren’t these real miracles?

Helping Others

Since ancient times, people have seen the sun rising in the east and setting in the west, as if time has no beginning or end. Through thousands of years of civilization, connection with the divine has inspired mankind to be good. With modern science, however, not only our environment has changed, the morality has also gone down dramatically, causing us to drift away from the divine. 

Fortunately, I have been able to study the teachings of Falun Dafa. The principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance teaches me to be humble, to appreciate what I have, and to share grace of the divine with more people.

After all, this world needs good people. By cherishing virtue in our hearts and remaining humble, we will be able to witness more miracles.