There is a Buddhist tenet that asks us to be aware of how rare it is to find ourselves in human form on Earth.
This is a really beautiful view of life that gives us the chance to feel enormous appreciation for the fact that we are here as individual spirits filled with consciousness, doing all the things, living our lives. It asks us to look at all other living things and understand that no other life form has the consciousness of being that we are privilege to, and that only a very small portion of life has the wakefulness of spirit that we call “being human.”
The fact that I am able to express this to you and that you can receive me in this instant is part of our precious human birth. We are blessed – in this time and place – to be human beings, alive in rare ways we often take for granted.
So what will you do today, knowing that you are one of the rarest form of life to ever walk the Earth?
How will you carry yourself?
What will you do with your hands?
What will you ask, and of whom?
Tomorrow you could die and become an ant. But today, you are precious and rare and awake.
It leads us into grateful living.
Do not hesitate. Ask what you need to know NOW. Say what you feel NOW. Love what you love NOW.