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It’s Raining In Paradise

Photo taken by contributor FromDarknesstoLight, a man from Germany who experienced a drug-related psychosis in December 2011, and has been taking medication since. He continued to regularly abuse drugs until last year when the drugs, combined with his medication and psychosis, led doctors in Germany to diagnose him with schizophrenia. He had to stop his studies at university and lost his part-time job as a tennis coach. Shortly thereafter, he decided that he had to change his lifestyle. He looked for alternative ways of healing, and ended up going to India where he did an ayurvedic treatment for 7 weeks. He discovered so many inspiring things that he extended his stay in India so he can continue learning and healing.

About this photo: “The picture was taken in Varkala, India. I called it ‘It´s Raining In Paradise.’ This picture reminds me of my emotions. I still have to struggle with mood swings almost every day. The cloudy and rainy atmosphere expresses my mood in these emotionally difficult moments.

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9 comments on “It’s Raining In Paradise

  1. Jeff
    April 6, 2014

    That’s a beautiful photo!


  2. medicinalmeadows
    April 7, 2014

    I enjoy your blog and the images and work done here. I have nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award. Please see this link;


    • Thank you so much! It´s a pity, but since I´m back in Germany I didn´t have the time to continue with my blog, yet. Now I have a week holiday and I´m going to publish a post again. ONE LOVE


  3. Paula McLane Jennings
    April 8, 2014

    great photo. I love the rushing water and the moss on the rocks.


  4. autisticaplanet
    April 8, 2014

    Wow, you deserve to give yourself a hearty congratulations for continuing to go forward & not give up. The haze in your photo makes the capture especially interesting to me. To me, paradise is knowing Jesus and understanding He is the source of all blessings. Paradise for me is a clean & safe place to live with enough food to eat & people who care. Right now, it is raining in my paradise, though, because my mom passed away a month ago.


    • Thank you for your warm words!
      I respect all religions and I don´t think there is only one truth! Everybody has to find his own way.
      At the end we all have the same aim, we are searching for happiness.
      I wish you all the best for the future! Take care… After rain comes sun again!!


  5. lumar1298
    April 9, 2014

    Ranging seas… Beautiful…


  6. jasmindamaro
    April 9, 2014

    herzliche gruesse an dich nette seite zu lesen das du auf dem wege zur besserung bist herzlichst jasmin viel glueck weiterhin in deinem leben jasmin


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