The yak is a large, domesticated, and invaluable pack animal of the Himalayas, known as the beast of burden. It is a symbol of brawn, strength, willpower, and progress and represents those traits here on our trek through life. Let this bead remind you not only of the challenges we all undoubtedly encounter in our journey, but of the incredible inner strength humans possess to overcome, survive, and push to the limits to rise above them.
From the moment we are born, life is a long, and sometimes arduous, journey. Thrust into the world beyond the mother’s womb, there is an immediate and ongoing burden to understand our needs, live our lives, and discover our true selves. There is fear along the way and sometimes we must find our inner strength to keep going, navigate the difficult routes, learn from our mistakes, and reach that highest elevation. Only then can we truly breathe the purest breath, look down at the view of of our world, our vista of life, to see all we have achieved, all we have created, knowing we have completed the ultimate journey.
Design by Angie @dailycharmaddict
"My bond with OHM Beads has burgeoned over the past few years and I have become completely immersed in the creativity, artistry, and pleasure of designing bracelets and collecting these small treasures. Sharing that love with OHMily has been such a sweet spot in my bead journey and I am so grateful to the community for friendship and joy along the way. My life has been so enriched by OHM and being afforded the incredible opportunity to play a part in the evolution of a concept to the creation of a set of beads is a dream come true. This trio of beads in the TREK collection has spiritual and powerful inspiration behind it, as well as being deeply sentimental to me personally. The honour of being able to share these three symbols of Nepal is overwhelming. I hope you will find a personal connection to the meanings behind these phenomenal beads the team at OHM has so wonderfully created based on my ideas."