I’m tired, I didn’t have enough sleep, I have to leave now. I may not meditate this morning.
Some days, I skip my morning meditation. Somehow it’s very easy to find a reason. I mean, it’s not that often, but it happens. And it may happen with other things, like exercising, or end some chores.
I’ve decided to use a japa mala around my wrist. It reminds me of my purpose to change my habits, to meditate daily.
Some may say that it shouldn’t be necessary, if I was sure of my intention, or the way I have chosen. But it’s a process, and it requires an effort. So this little sign, the mala, keeps me on the path.