How often do incessant thoughts go through our minds --- pulling us away from the now?
How much time do we spend on projecting our preconceived images of ourselves unto others?
How do we allow negative emotions to take over our lives?
How many of us go about the day mechanically, leaving us with feelings of being spent?
In this day and age, it’s easy to drown ourselves within the leering presence of modernity and technology. This results to a detachment of ourselves from other people, nature; and most importantly, from our authentic selves.
We forget that we are “beings”. We forget that we are a temple of life which needs to be fueled to live. We fail to remember that life is best shared with every other living beings. In this world, we need to constantly find our roots to be able to have a deeper connection with ourselves. To have a personal and profound bond with life. A way of being able to accomplish this internal endeavor of “going back” is through meditation.
There are many ways and tools to meditate; one form is the use of Mala Beads. Customarily, Buddhists and Hindus meditate with the use of these prayer beads.
Today, Mala Beads are becoming a fashion trend, but knowing the real reasons behind their existence should inspire you to begin your journey of regularly meditating.
Mala Beads are traditional prayer beads that were used since the 10th century. A strand of necklace helps the individual to keep track of the number of times one has to repeat their mantra. Its use is very similar to how one uses a rosary.
A single Mala bead necklace is composed of 108 beads, which is representative of a wider concept--- a symbolic grasp of life itself. You see: the universe can give you 108 reasons why it is the way it is. Some of these reasons include the 108 energy lines that converge to form the heart chakra. Or that the sun’s diameter is 108 times that of the Earth. The singular bead, or the 109th bead, serves as a reminder for us to pay gratitude to those people who we hold most important in our lives.
Mala Bead Necklaces have a wider audience today. It has ubiquitously become beads for everyone to wear. Mala bead necklaces are simple yet unique, designed for people across all ages, genders, and personality types. More than a piece of jewelry however, these necklaces are worn to continually remind oneself of a positive intention that one has made. These necklaces serve as a valuable statement piece which inspires its wearer to keep on with their devotion.
Let your Mala Necklace serve as a visual and physical reminder for you to uphold a sense of benevolence that you wish to envelop in your life. By constantly seeing a physical attribute of your positive intention, these thoughts come to the forefront of your waking consciousness. As a result, this leaves a positive imprint on your mind, body, and soul.
No matter what your beliefs are--- the true goal of keeping a Mala Bead Necklace close to your heart is to remind you of who you truly are.