#CureMS #keepsmyelin #keepsmyelinchallenge #worldmstrendday
Mumbai, India (April 2013)
#Edinburgh says goodbye to 2014 & we welcome 2015 – Fantastic fireworks display at the Edinburgh Castle as the Scottish flag waves high on St John Episcopal Church #hogmanay (at Princes Street)
“Lotus flowers have strong symbolic ties to survivors. The lotus flower grows out of mud. Yet, it rises above the surface clean, blooms with remarkable beauty, and its beauty remains untouched by the mud. The flower closes and sinks underwater at night, but it rises and opens again at dawn. Lotus flowers have strong symbolic ties to survivors. They start as small flowers down at the very bottom of a pond and then slowly grow and rise towards the surface, continually moving towards the light. Once the lotus flower has reached the surface of the water, it begins to blossom and turns into a magnificent flower.
The lotus flower is a symbol for courage, purity, and awakening, and it mirrors survivors’ journey toward healing and recovery. Like the lotus flower, survivors have been at the bottom of the pond but can rise above it to show their worth, courage, and untouched beauty.”
Zanskar is probably the most isolated valley in India and Phuktal is the remotest part of Zanskar. The Phuktal monastery is the epitome of monks living high up in the mountains, detached from the rest of the world. All of this made the trek to the Phuktal monastery an exciting adventure.