I had a very rough life since childhood and held no hope until I began to practice Falun Dafa.
My Life Before Dafa
I was born into an impoverished but large family, so I had to babysit my brother. I could therefore only attend a few classes a day, which resulted in my achieving only a low education level.
My parents arranged my marriage. My husband physically abused me. His parents were not any better and also mistreated me. After we, including our three children, built and moved into our house, we were settled with a large debt. My husband refused to work, so I had to get a job in another town.
All the miseries in my life resulted in my coming down with different illnesses, including stomach problems, hepatitis B, rheumatoid arthritis, and a gynecological disease.
As my husband still beat me, depression took over and I attempted suicide twice but did not succeed. After some time, I filed for divorce, and although life was still hard, it became peaceful.
I finally had some peace in life, but it did not last long. I broke my leg in a work-related accident and was hospitalised for seven months. I was discharged and owed the hospital 120,000 yuan. I had reached another low point.
Light at the End of the Tunnel
I met someone who talked to me about the persecution of Falun Dafa and quitting the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). The lady was from my hometown. I talked to her about my situation and my disabled leg.
She told me to sincerely repeat the two phases, “Falun Dafa is good – Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.”
She said that Falun Dafa guides people to better themselves and that it is very powerful. She told me that many people had recovered from serious illnesses after practicing Dafa.
I was skeptical, but if it could help, I thought, “Why not give it a try?”
There was light at the end of the tunnel, and as it did not burden me with more debt, I began repeating the phrases whenever I had time.
To my surprise and delight, my depression eased up, and I became more hopeful.
I began to solidly cultivate Falun Dafa, following the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance, and paying attention to becoming a better person.
My health improved, and I recovered from my illnesses. Most astonishingly, my disabled leg completely healed. My life turned much brighter.
Falun Dafa Changed Me
Studying the teachings of Falun Dafa, I came to realise that Falun Dafa is the indeed the great way of the universe. I learned that one has to pay close attention to one’s virtue.
Whenever one faces a conflict, one should look within to improve oneself instead of looking for fault in others. One has to be considerate of others and measure things against the standards of Dafa.
I remarried my ex-husband and began to take care of his elderly father, as well. He lived with us for years, while his other children ignored him.
When my husband and kids were working out of town, I took care of him besides holding a job. If I did not practice Falun Dafa, I neither would nor could have done that. Thank you, Master Li! Thank you, Falun Dafa.