Raincloud Symbolism

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Our lives are full of symbolism. From the historical symbols we see in textbooks, to the modern traffic signs, symbols are all around us to represent a larger meaning. The symbols in my life represent things that are significant to me based on my past experiences, future goals, interests, morals, and anything that I value. The common heart symbol is used to represent my desire to care and feel passionate about the things I do, which is something I find important. The well known infinity sign represents the importance of family, and the holding hands symbol is a representation of friendship. The raincloud symbolizes the peace I find in rainstorms, and the stack of books symbolizes my interest in reading. The money symbol is a representation…show more content…
Our lives are full of symbolism. From the historical symbols we see in textbooks, to the modern traffic signs, symbols are all around us to represent a larger meaning. The symbols in my life represent things that are significant to me based on my past experiences, future goals, interests, morals, and anything that I value. The common heart symbol is used to represent my desire to care and feel passionate about the things I do, which is something I find important. The well known infinity sign represents the importance of family, and the holding hands symbol is a representation of friendship. The raincloud symbolizes the peace I find in rainstorms, and the stack of books symbolizes my interest in reading. The money symbol is a representation of my goal of financial success. On a moral degree, the phoenix is a symbol of transformation and retrial. The koi fish is a symbol of luck and fortune, but also personal strength and integrity. Lastly, the Bouvardia flower symbolizes enthusiasm, a trait which I admire. These symbols, which I have incorporated into my mandala, are all a reflection of who I am, and who I plan…show more content…
My last few symbols are the koi fish, the phoenix, and the Bouvardia flower. They represent a more spiritual part of me. The koi fish, a common symbol in Chinese and Japanese culture, symbolizes good fortune and luck. They are both qualities which I hope to have in my life, but the koi fish is also associated with ambition and perserverance. These two traits are based off of a Chinese story in which a koi fish swam upstream through difficult obstacles to reach the top of the mountain. There he became a dragon, one of the most propitious symbols in Chinese culture. For that reason, I have chosen the koi fish to symbolize motivation, a characteristic I deem as important. The phoenix is also a symbol of a moral I think is important, but I have not fully learned. The flaming bird is legendarily told to periodically die, only to obtain new life as it arises from the ashes. Because of the story, the phoenix is commonly used as a symbol of rebirth. I, however, used the phoenix as a symbol of growth and transformation. I believe it symbolizes learning from your mistakes and trying again. Lastly, the Bouvardia flower symbolizes enthusiasm, a trait which I admire. Personally, I believe it is a relevant thing to have, because it gives you a positive outlook
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