Monday, September 15, 2014

The Joy of Practicing Falun Gong: from Being Ill to Winning Prizes in Athletic Competitions

Falun Gong has enlightened me to the joy of being a good person. I’m so thankful for that.

September 15, 2014 | By a Falun Gong practitioner in Shandong Province

( I worked for a large state-owned enterprise and operated my own small transportation business on the side. Those in the transportation business in China all know that it is a tough industry. As a result, I developed long-term insomnia, which later developed into stomach problems.

In my business, one has to deal with strong competition, thin profit margins and putting out fires day in and day out: cars broke down, drivers got into accidents and we were often at the mercy of the traffic police. There were few calm days in any given month.

Holidays were the worst times for me. Trying to survive on a razor-thin profit margin, I had to bribe the traffic cops and highway officials to avoid hassles. I was most worried in the evenings, and tensed up as soon as the phone rang. Whenever the traffic police called me, it meant trouble.

As time went on, my sleep quality got worse and worse, and I began to suffer from nervous exhaustion. I was tired during the day, and could not fall asleep at night. Tossing and turning in bed every night was a miserable experience!

I took all sorts of medicines but they were not of much help. Eventually I came to rely on sleeping pills. The dosage became heavier and heavier, and gradually the medications damaged my stomach.

In the spring of 1998, a good friend invited me over to his home to watch a Falun Gong DVD. My mind suddenly became very clear while watching the video, and all my worries disappeared. My whole body felt wonderful. Mr. Li Hongzhi, the founder of Falun Gong, appeared familiar and very friendly. I have been practicing Falun Gong since then.

My illnesses all disappeared gradually, without my really noticing. I have not had to take another sleeping pill in the past ten years. I experienced how an entirely healthy person feels and I even looked younger. People thought I was the younger one when I stood next to my younger brother.
My current company holds sports events each year. I have been able to land prizes in the sports I participate in. I have become a good athlete!

Work Ethic Improved

The founder of Falun Gong tells us that we need to do well wherever we are. I learned that we need to follow Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance in our daily life.

I returned items that I had taken from the company. A car mat that I took from the company was very torn already. I bought a new one and returned that one.

Once, I returned to work after a 20-day vacation. The manager told me that he knew that I was back the first day I returned, because the restroom was clean again, and he knew it must be because of me.
I once worked in the security department of our company. I treated average employees and managers the same when I reinforced the regulations. One one occasion, the CEO drove in the wrong direction on a one-way on the factory campus. The location was at a blind spot at a turn, and accidents had occurred there a few times before.

I politely told him the mistake he made. He replied with a smile and said that he would not repeat it next time.

At the year’s end, the CEO requested that our department nominate me as a model worker. The company awarded me 1,500 yuan and a seven-day vacation in Dalian, a city with nice beaches. After this, my colleagues who didn’t understand my practicing Falun Gong or even scolded me became supportive.

Falun Gong has enlightened me to the joy of being a good person. I’m so thankful for that.