(Minghui.org) I was born in the 1980s and I was an only child. I was selfish and greedy, and did not care about anyone but myself. I did not act responsibly or treat others nicely.
I had a bad temper and often got angry. Even though I was only in my 20s I had numerous illnesses. I had a nervous breakdown, insomnia, migraine headaches, gastric ulcer, bronchitis, and rhinitis. I often vomited after eating one bite of food. Even the ticking of a clock woke me when I slept.
Seeing their only daughter suffering, my parents were very worried, but there was nothing they could do. In 2008, I resigned from work and stayed home. It was during those days that my life changed to a positive direction.
My mother practiced Falun Dafa. Because of the defamatory propaganda from the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), I asked my father, “Dad, you know mother practices Falun Dafa. Why don’t you stop her?”
My father replied, “Just let it be. It’s good for her health.”
Mother used to have more illnesses than I did. Just walking up and down the stairs exhausted her. Like me, she also had a bad temper. But I noticed that she was healthy and happy every day.
Mother left a copy of Zhuan Falun, the main teachings of Falun Dafa, on my desk before she went to work. Since I had nothing to do one day, I started reading the book. After I read ten pages I felt very sleepy. I always enjoy reading, and this never happened to me before. I just woke up so there was no reason for me to feel sleepy.
But I dozed off and I slept very well. After I woke up, I continued reading but I dozed off again after reading ten pages. In this way I read the book in two days. On the third day I realized something changed: I no longer heard the clock ticking when I was asleep, my father’s snoring, or footsteps in the hallway. My anxiety and insomnia were gone. I was so emotional that I wanted to cry—finally, the years of suffering and pain were gone.
That day, I had a runny nose. Father thought I had a cold and was about to go out to buy me some medicine. Mother told him, “Our daughter read Zhuan Falun. Master Li (the founder of Falun Dafa) is cleansing her body.”
Mother asked if I was interested in learning the exercises.
I thought for a while and then replied, “Sure.” Afterward I began doing them my health kept improving.
Mother is not a good cook. Because of her bad temper, everyone in the family had to listen to her complain, including my grandmother. So, there were arguments from time to time. After she began practicing Falun Dafa and following the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance, mother became a nicer person. Her cooking also improved. She often prepared tasty dumplings and gave them to grandmother, and their conflicts were resolved.
I also changed. I hardly cared about others in the past. But I now respect my parents and help them with household chores. I am also more open-minded and I’m considerate of others. My parents no longer worry about me.
Because my mother and I previously had poor health, out medical expenses were always high. So we were never able to save any money. After our health improved, we no longer needed to see doctors or buy medication. My father was always able to find jobs that paid well. We became financially stable and father smiled a lot.
Recover From Two Accidents
Mother and I feel we are fortunate to practice Falun Dafa, not just because our minds and health improved but also because of Master Li’s protection.
Shortly after I began practicing Dafa, mother and I were in an accident. She was riding a bike, and I was sitting on the back when we were struck by a taxi. We remembered we are practitioners and did not give the driver a hard time. We told him to leave. I was not hurt, but mother had difficulty moving her lower back after we returned home. After we did the Falun Dafa exercises, she recovered in a few days.
The second accident occurred in 2021. Father bought an electric bike that I liked, but I had difficulty driving it. When mother and I went out on some errands I suggested that we take the electric bike. She was a little hesitant but agreed because of my persistence. We went out and she sat on the back.
Not far from home we ran into a taxi that was coming from the opposite direction. The accident was serious, and the bike was totaled. Both the traffic police and the insurance company were involved. One of mother’s bones was fractured, and her legs were swollen. Part of my hip bone was shattered, and it was very painful, so I was sent to a hospital for surgery.
Seeing both my mother and I injured and unable to walk, my father was very worried. He took care of her at home and visited me in the hospital. It was very tiring for him. He was so exhausted that he almost collapsed. Mother and I told him we would be fine since we are Dafa practitioners. After one month, I asked to go home, and the doctor let me leave the hospital.
The recovery process was long and painful. Mother and I read the Fa (teachings) and did the exercises. Two months later, I returned to the hospital for a checkup. The surgeon said he treated about 100 patients like me over the years, and I was the only one who had complete restoration of my leg use. Other patients usually had some complications, but I was fine. Father was relieved and happy to hear this. That is when we learned that, most patients like me were bedridden for the rest of their lives. But six months later I was able to go back to work. Mother was also fine.
It was a painful lesson for mother and I. After going through all this, my father is grateful to Master Li for saving our family.
My Father Receives Blessings
Living in communist China, my father is timid and dares not tell anyone that mother and I practice Falun Dafa. However, he knows that Dafa is good, so when relatives suffer from illnesses, he suggests that they practice; when I slack off and skip doing the exercises, he reminds me to do them; when Mother and I introduced Dafa to others, he always quietly supports us.
Having benefited from Falun Dafa ourselves, Mother and I often print informational materials from Minghui.org and distribute them to people. Father helps us purchase supplies, move the materials, and distribute the pamphlets. He also sent us to join the group study sessions. Once, when a neighbor complained about her chronic headaches, Father told her to practice Falun Dafa. He did not tell us this, the neighbor told us.
Because he supports Dafa and the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance, father is also blessed. He was in several car accidents and survived each time. One time, he was hit and knocked down by a steel billboard frame that fell from the third floor. He was initially a little dizzy but was fine after he stood up. So he continued on his way to work. When he later told us what happened, we knew it was a miracle. One day during the COVID pandemic, he developed a fever. After reciting “Falun Dafa is good” and “Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good,” however, he recovered within hours.
Father continues to have good health. After he retired, he looked around for some temporary jobs and was usually hired. A relative once said to him, “Other people need a job but cannot find one. However, you, a retiree, always find easy jobs that make lots of money. Why are you so lucky?”
Growing up under the atheism spread by the CCP, father agreed that Dafa could improve physical health but he didn’t think it did much more than that. Our apartment key was lost, and father was very worried. I told him I would try to find it using a supernormal ability. He dismissed what I said. Through my celestial eye, however, I saw where the key was and told him where to find it. He retrieved it, and after that, he started to believe the things described in Zhuan Falun.
Father is a typical Chinese man: He likes food cooked by his wife and saves money to buy nice things for his daughter. He drinks and watches a lot of television and swears at the programs. But he is also special. Because his wife and daughter practice Falun Dafa, he knows that no matter what happens his family, we will be fine. That is why he is happy and tries to help other families benefit as we have.
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