Falun Dafa Brings Joy to a Collapsing Family
(Clearwisdom.net) Before practicing Falun Gong, I was riddled with all sorts of illnesses. I had sciatica. If I sat down, I could not get up without using my hands. I had problems all over, including headaches, dizziness, numbness in my hands, and serious gynecological diseases. Within less than a month after starting Falun Gong practice, all the illnesses were gone without a trace. I witnessed firsthand the magical power of Dafa. It was Master who saved me from despair and suffering.
I am three years older than my husband, and I voluntarily shouldered all the burdens at home. I did all the chores, big or small, and as time went by, my husband developed many bad habits. He hated chores but loved playing mahjong and smoking. We have different personalities and frequently had conflicts. He became feisty and was disrespectful of others. He did not take responsibility for the family and even had an affair. We had come to a dead end in our lives together. I was deeply stressed and thought about leaving him several times.
Whenever conflicts occurred, I always asked myself, "Are you a practitioner? Can you cultivate? Are you truly cultivating? Isn't the occurrence of the conflict a chance to raise your xinxing and to give up attachments?" I was unwilling to listen to harsh words and I didn't like how others behaved. Weren't the unusual things that happened caused by my own mind--competitiveness, jealousy, suspicion, and bitterness? Holding onto human things, feeling weary, and feeling hopeless are not characteristics of my true self. I came down to the human realm to assist Master with Fa-rectification and to return home, so I must give up human sentiments. I don't want anything that is human. Everything in the human world is ephemeral.
By looking inside, the principles became clearer and my righteous thoughts became stronger. The bad substances were removed and I felt relaxed. I was no longer concerned with superficial rights and wrongs. Dafa changed me. Whenever I face a conflict in daily life, I look within myself first, rather than harbor blame and resentment, and I take it with a smile. I give consideration to others first when handling matters. I truly appreciate that conflicts appear for me as an opportunity to give up attachments. The fact that we get to be in the same family is all the more reason for their lives to be saved. I sent forth righteous thoughts to eliminate the demons that interfered with my husband's obtaining the truth, and after sending forth righteous thoughts at 6:00 a.m., I started playing Shen Yun performance videos and Dafa songs.
After a while, he changed into a totally different person. He no longer yelled and started helping with the chores. He also sides with Dafa when he speaks with predestined people. Whenever I clarify the truth, he helps me with a few words of his own. One time when his nephew once came to our home, I asked, "Have you done the three withdrawals?" My husband quickly went on to say, "Why not go ahead and do it!" He tells his sisters, "Come learn this practice from your sister-in-law." He tells our child, "Remember the words that your mother said to you." He reminds our neighbors, "Remember, 'Falun Dafa is good! Zhen-Shan-Ren is good!'" Furthermore, upon returning from his uncle's banquet, he told me, "I have saved some people for you--my cousin wants to read Dafa books and learn the practice." I was very happy to hear this. I feel that it was Master's compassion that won him over, and that he has benefited from Dafa.
This spring, my husband fell from a motorcycle over frozen ice under a layer of snow. X-rays showed that he had broken ribs, but he recovered in a few days and did not miss a single day of work. It was such a hard fall and he was not able get up or breathe. If it wasn't for Dafa, it would probably have taken much more time and a large amount money to pay medical bills, but he magically recovered. He had osteophytosis on his ankle and limped with piercing pain. He often recites, "Dafa is good" and that problem has also disappeared. He tells others that he recites "Falun Dafa is good! Zhen-Shan-Ren is good!" every day and that it truly helps.
Dafa has rectified my family. Dafa has brought harmony, joy, and happiness to my collapsing family.