The purpose of this meditation is to develop the sincere wish to use every moment of our precious human life to generate merit and destroy negativities.

I made the appropriate preparations for meditation and then began thinking about something I was talking to my children about last night. We were talking about how they were a unique individual because they started out as just one of Mummy’s eggs. Each of Mummy’s eggs is different, and if me and her had met a couple of years later, we would have had babies from different eggs, and we would have different children.

It always seems so incredibly unlikely that a particular person is born. How rare and precious is this life?

I thought about how the life we have is so, so very rare, and how low the likelihood was that we would be born.

I focused on this rarity, and then asked – what shall I do with this rare and precious gift?

The answer is to use the life to achieve life’s ultimate supreme goal. What is the ultimate, supreme goal? It is to be permanently and completely happy and free from suffering, and to be able to lead others to the same state.

Therefore, as the object of meditation, I focused on the wish to use my precious human life to become an enlightened being, for the benefit of all.


May all living beings appreciate the rarity of their precious human opportunity, and take it.

Practice in the Meditation Break

I will try to keep this recognition in mind throughout the day.