Be Good ~ Do Good

Be Good ~ Do Good, Rishikesh, Uttarakhand, India
Be Good
Do Good

Be Good ~ Do Good
Uttarakhan, India

Taken during travels, 2017

My favourite part of Rishikesh were the shores of the Ganga north of Laxman Jhula bridge and the shops and restaurants up the river banks at either end of the bridge.

For a week, I stayed in Ved Niketan Ashram, where I practiced yoga and meditation. It was a 10 minute walk south of the Ram Jhula bridge, about 3km away (a couple miles) from Laxman Jhula.

Most days, I walked the distance between these places at least a couple times. The walls of another smaller ashram, with its affirmations in red paint, lay about half way on the path — let’s call it a road, due to the constant scooter traffic — between Rishikesh’s iconic pedestrian bridges (well, the scooters use those too).

Passing the wall gave me a little spirit boost every time. I’d say a little “Om” to myself every time I walked past the familiar symbol painted on the gate.