After lunch, I strolled to a local temple close to university. It is known as Hyakumanben-Chionji Temple. The temple is over 500 years old.
I went in to the main temple and greeted the priest Nagase, who educated me on the history of the temple, Hyakumanben-Dainenjyu-Kuri. He also told me about the Juzu beads, which are believed to be the largest in the world, and weigh in at 320kgs and are 110m long.
I was fascinated by the Juzu beads upon entering the temple. They decorate the inside of the main temple, draping from the ceiling, around the walls and pillars.
Unfortunately, no cameras are allowed inside, so you will have to experience it for yourself when you come visit Kyoto. The large grounds of the temple also host a monthly flea market on the 15th.
Also, daily chanting is offered at 6:30am, 11:00am and 4:00pm.
I am honoring women from all walks of life on #internationalwomensday this day is very important to me. I left my previous employer a few months ago due to the toxic patriarchal environment, which allowed males to bend rules, avoid/dismiss consequences, behave like children by having tantrums, bullying, sauing patronising and sexist remarks but being offended when called out on it..., the list goes on!
I no longer wanted to expose myself to such a place. The aftermath of my injury has not been easy. I am working hard to recover by coping with mental illness. With the aid and support from my loved ones and professionals, I am winning this battle.
The daily struggle to get up and exercise is not my priority at the moment. I have not been motivated to post about fitness and well-being, nor share this journey I am on.
The best medicine for myself is to be away, understand, and learn how to cope with these struggles of #ptsd 💛 💛 💛 if anyone out there is in a similar position, I urge you to stand up for yourself and leave immediately. You don't need to put up with such BS. I wish I had left sooner. If I had, I would not have BECOME so sick.
But, there is light in my life, and so many people that care. You are not alone. Support is all around you. Reach out and be free from darkness 💛 💛 💛
Aimée-Linh McCartney, qualified group fitness instructor, yoga teacher and personal trainer, who facilitates a few HIIT-inspired yoga classes at Fernwood and Live Well. Aimée-Linh is a passionate photographer, lover of the outdoors and all the culinary delights.