Today I am fortunate to have woken up.
I am alive,
I have a precious human life,
and I am not going to waste it.
I am going to use all my energy to develop myself.
I am going to make every effort to expand my heart out to others.
I will make every effort to achieve enlightenment for the benefit of all beings.
I will make every effort to have kind thoughts of others.
I will make every effort not to get angry or think badly of others.
I will make every effort to be of benefit to others as much as I can.
I know that my ageing,
Physical diminishment and death are inevitable.
I know that everything in this life is impermanent,
ever changing and we must part from loved ones.
My actions and my Karma are my true belongings,
the ground upon which I stand.
Since death is certain and the time of death uncertain,
What is the most important thing?
Suffering, none - self, and impermanence
are all beating the drum of my diminishing years.