Life is full of many joys and sorrows, that we must face every day. When we feel a void in our hearts, we look for an answer to the pain, that will help us to understand why the pain has come. Some people try to find a way to alleviate their pain, and feel sadness when they do not find the answers they have been looking for. But for some, the answers can arrive from places they would never have expected.
Romina Garcia, originally from Argentina, has suffered many difficulties throughout her life. Since she was a child, she has suffered from countless illnesses. In addition, she also suffered inconceivable indifference from her family.
From the very beginning, she has lived an arduous and stressful life which in return caused her to suffer from gastritis. She was also diagnosed with poor liver function, which resulted in the removal of her gallbladder, in an attempt to improve her overall health.
Devastatingly it did not work, her condition saw no improvement for years. This lead to her turning to religion for a solution and began reading the Bible, but still, nothing could fill the emptiness she felt in her soul and in her heart. She felt relentless helplessness.
Romina finally found what she was looking for and happiness came into her life.
One morning, in August 2015, she went to an exhibition at the Culture Center in Salta province, Argentina. The sign she was greeted by read, ‘Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance’ which immediately sparked her curiosity. She learned that it was the banner of the ancient Chinese practice, Falun Dafa, also known as Falun Gong. An ancient spiritual discipline consisting of gentle exercises and meditations, which provide mental clarity and inner peace to the people who practice it, amongst other benefits.
Right from the beginning, she felt that she was predestined to find this practice, it was the practice she seemed to have been longing for.
Romina said that after reading Zhuan Falun; the main book of Falun Dafa, she started to reflect on her life.
“Before taking up Falun Dafa, I was a very scared person, my body was full of diseases and I suffered from insomnia,” she confessed. “My relationship with my family and my in-laws was very bad and I did not achieve any of the goals I had set for myself. And, although I had everything I needed in life, I could not be happy, because I knew in my heart that something else was missing.”
Her poor health and damaging experiences with her family cast a dark shadow on her life and almost took away her self confidence and ability to trust in the people who surrounded her.
Falun Dafa helped her to change her way of thinking and to change her view of life. Now she could grasp the real meaning of happiness.
Romina then opened her heart to her family members and began to treasure these relationships again. By reaching out, these relationships began to improve and the people around her were also inspired by the positive changes they could see in her.
When she became more content in herself and began to relax, she started to see incredible improvements to her health also.
“Putting into practice the values and attitudes based on Truth, Benevolence and Tolerance, that are the pillars of this discipline, it helps us to achieve the healthy state of both body and mind,” she shared.
“I sincerely hope that everyone can know and enjoy the benefits provided by Zhen, Shan, Ren (Truth, Benevolence, Tolerance).”
To fulfill her wish, Romina decided to help spread the practice of Falun Dafa in Salta. Together with Amalia Montolfo, another practitioner, every week they taught the exercises voluntarily and free of charge to all people interested in beginning their journey to the truth behind all healing.
Source: The Epoch Times