While waiting at some lights today I happened to glance up at a nearby roof to se four seagulls perches on the ridge. In the past I might have indulged in some wistful thoughts of how lucky they were to be free and able to fly away from their problems.

Now, through the kindness of my spiritual guide, I recognise that they are spiritually trapped in this prison of samsaric suffering. Although they can fly though the air to freedom from some dangers, they are completely unable to learn, follow and complete any spiritual path.

I silently thanked my Guru for his kindness, and recognised my great good fortune in having possession of a previous human life.