Less Photography…My Personal Journey and Shining Light On The Taboo of Mental Illness

Having suffered form Post Traumatic Stress Disorder for many years, I have been searching for peace in my mind for just as long. A recent trip to Bangkok bought with it a blessing in the form of being introduced to a Buddhist Monk at this very old temple.  My first attempt at meditation took place through these doors under his guidance. The result is a work in progress but, with time and practice, I am hopeful that I can let go and move on. Wat Yannawa Temple, Bangkok, 2015

Having suffered form Post Traumatic Stress Disorder for many years, I have been searching for peace in my mind for just as long.
A recent trip to Bangkok bought with it a blessing in the form of being introduced to a Buddhist Monk at this very old temple.
Alone except for the occasional gentle ring of bells and singing birds, my first attempt at meditation took place through these doors, under his guidance. The result is a work in progress but, with time and practice, I am hopeful that I can really improve my outlook on life.
My own elusive peace seems nearer.  Wat Yannawa Buddhist Temple, Bangkok, 2015

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7 thoughts on “Less Photography…My Personal Journey and Shining Light On The Taboo of Mental Illness

  1. Having suffered the anguish of mental illness and lost family members to it, I can appreciate the relief that you are experiencing. As with you, faith and faith alone removed my pain and illuminated my path. May your heart continue to relinquish its burdens on your journey to peace. — V.

  2. Your lovely photography has a strong sense of order and balance, Peter. I hope that it provides an opportunity to reflect on the world, on your world, and to help you to see your own relationship to it. I find that your work encourages me to reflect on what I value and appreciate in life, and I thank you for that. Every blessing, John.

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