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Thursday, August 25, 2011

Crazy About Wrist Malas, Mala Bracelets, Prostration Malas, and Wrist Mala Prayer Beads

Red Ceramic Wrist Mala with Turquoise Howlite

Green Czech Glass with Shell Guru Bead

What's been happening in your neck of the woods? Keeping up with your wish to meditate now and then? I have found that during the hottest, busiest times, it helps to dive into that peaceful spot of meditation. Once I can get the crazed thoughts to die down (by noticing them briefly but not too intently and refocusing on the breath or an inspiring object, mainly), I find that resting in the true peace of my own nature is the most nourishing feeling.

This is not to say I haven't battled the "thoughts rushing by like water in a waterfall" stage! But on the other side of that lies peace, tranquility, and insight. Not every time—it's always different. But enough that it's rewarding.

This blog entry was supposed to be about showing the bright new wrist malas I've designed; here they are! I was inspired by the summer colors in the garden, of course. The red matches a geranium out there, and the green is late-Summer-lush-green. A new Crayola color!

If you drop by my shop you may see some odd-looking titles for the malas. In order to make it easier for buyers to find what they want, Etsy has shifted to a "relevancy" search. This means that sellers have been frantic to discover what keywords people find them by, and put as many keywords in their titles and tags as possible.

It's a lot of work! But sort of fun, in an experimental writing way.

Rather than creating the poetry of randomness, all these similar words crammed into titles makes for rather Ebay-esque reading. Pop over there, enjoy how easy it is now to find "shea butter" or "spiral silver earrings", and give the sellers some love.

Until next time, enjoy the end of Summer and your own meditations, whatever kind you practice.

Nangka wood wrist mala w green Czech glass

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