A young Belgian man, Lorenz Duchamps, 28, proudly confirmed that he easily quit all his bad habits such as smoking, drinking, and playing video games 5 years ago.
Tears ago, Lorenz was a rude person, and he took part in all the fun things that young people now tend to like, such as smoking, drinking, and playing games.
He used to quarrel with people—even his parents. Whenever he was at odds with his parents he would just get and leave or shut himself up in his room.
At the age of 23, he had a more mature outlook on life because he associated more with mature adults, listening to their heartfelt sharings about the difficulties they had with their children. Then he looked more closely at himself, and he suddenly realized that he was not a good man.
He wanted to change, but to get rid of habits that had been around for years, was not easy. He longed for something to get back what he had missed.
“Life is more than just short-term fun”
At that time, Lorenz’s parents had been practitioners of a spiritual qigong called Falun Gong or Falun Dafa, for 13 years. So Lorenz knew how good Falun Gong was. However, he kept thinking that it was merely a meditation qigong that helped relax the mind and he didn’t pay much attention to it.
It wasn’t until Lorenz started spending more time talking to his father that he started to read Zhuan Falun—the main book of Falun Gong that he gradually became aware of profound knowledge that he had never knew before.
All of a sudden, Lorenz realized that the messages conveyed in the book had profoundly changed his concept of a happy life.
“I began to seriously read Zhuan Falun. Having thoroughly read the whole book, I am fully aware that the book conveys very deep messages. I was immersed in profound knowledge, and at the same time my view of life has completely changed. Now I understand that life is not just about enjoyment, but we need to be serious about ourselves”, recalled Lorenz.
Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance are the values derived from the heart
Lorenz proudly recalls that Falun Gong has helped him quit drinking, smoking, playing video games, and changed his rudeness. Now he always chooses to think for others first because he knows what it will bring him.
“I believe that after learning Falun Dafa, you will know how to care more about others. You will love to follow these principles simply because it truly comes from your heart. Truthfulness, compassion and forbearance. It means that is not just for the sake of others, but for ourselves as well”, Lorenz shared.
Since learning Falun Gong, Lorenz has never quarreled with his parents. The relationship with his family has gotten closer. “All the members of my family behave more sincerely and kindly to one another, the whole family members share more with each other, that makes our family atmosphere changed and all relationships have turned for the better”, Lorenz said.
Not just that, Falun Gong also helped Lorenz’s sister, who had been living a very private life for years as a victim of bullying. She regained her true self and now lives more openly with others.
“When I was young, my sister was often bullied and after learning Falun Dafa, she began to open up”, Lorenz said. She used to be quite selfish and had an inferiority complex, so in my view, it was a big change for her”, shared Lozenz.
“Falun Dafa is what I seek in my life”
Lorenz said, “This is really a very peaceful meditation practice. I did not know that this is what I have always been looking for. I always thought that it is just a way of relaxation, without realizing how much it can impact our daily lives”.
Falun Dafa has completely changed Lorenz’s life, as well as his previous view about the values of life. “Falun Dafa is what I’ve been looking for all my life, but I did not realize that”, Lorenz said.