As I keep my beads in my pocket I use them for moments of meditation. There are times when nothing is going on for all of us. Maybe standing in line or waiting for some computer operation. Maybe sitting on hold or waiting one someone. These moments are opportunities for me to center myself and sometime recenter myself as the objects of my day distract and take over my emotions. I take them in my hand and run each bead through my fingers feeling its unique texture and size. Each one slightly different in its own way. As I come to the end of the circle I find the four noble truths there waiting to remind me of the truth of life and then the cycle begins again. Staying in that moment being present and aware.