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The Five Minute Journal
I recommend starting and finishing the day with a 30-minute meditation. Sometimes, however, I know it's hard not to get a little stuck in the “healing” part and forget the gratitude, acknowledgment and affirmation part of happiness, wellness and being present in the moment so Get a 5 minute journal. I've been using ours for almost a month now, 5 minutes in the AM, 5 minuted in the PM. It prompts us to be in a positive space, shift our thoughts and get up and go or lie down and 💤 with an empty head and a full heart.
Buddhist prayer beads or malas (Sanskrit: mālā "garland") are a traditional tool used to count the number of times a mantra is recited, breaths while meditating, counting prostrations, or the repetitions of a buddha's name. They are similar to other forms of prayer beads used in various world religions and therefore the term "Buddhist rosary" also appears.
Conventional Buddhist tradition counts the beads at 108, signifying the mortal desires of mankind. The number is attributed to the Mokugenji Sutra wherein Shakyamuni Buddha instructed King Virudhaka to make such beads and recite the Three Jewels of Buddhism. In later years, various Buddhist sects would either retain the number of beads, or divide them into consecutive twos, fours, for brevity or informality. A decorative tassel is sometimes attached to the beads, flanked by talismans or amulets depending on one's local tradition. Because prayer beads are often painted in pigment, various traditional schools attribute a consecration ritual by the Sangha to the beads, to "open the eyes" for the purpose of achieving Enlightenment unique to the Karma of each believer.
I use a mala to recite my daily affirmations. I also use it to affirm or mantra when I'm feeling anxious or uneasy. If there were XRay eyes on my pockets, you'd find me counting while I silently repeat while walking down the street, riding the subway, waiting for my tea order. I have a lot of social anxiety because of my hypersensitivity. My mala has been my best ally in a lot of almost-panic situations. It's not just for time on your meditation cushion. I got mine from AMAbodysoul in late November and I simply love her designs and the feng shui inspiration.
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