Sound Realistic Reason...
contemplation for everyday progress:
Five things have been well taught by the Blessed One who knows and sees,
the Purified One, Perfectly Self-Enlightened by himself, that is, the five
subjects for daily recollection by women and men, monks and householders.
What are the five?
1: I am prone to decay, I am not yet beyond
2: I am prone to get a disease, I am not yet beyond
3: I am prone to die, I have not yet got beyond this certainty
4: All I hold as mine, dear and delightful, will change, crumble
and then vanish.
5: I am the owner of my kamma, born of my kamma, created
by my kamma, inheritor of my kamma, related and joined to my kamma, my
now is supported by my prior kamma (=behaviour). Whatever
kamma I will do,
whether good or evil, only I will come
to experience the later resulting effects!
Anguttara Nikāya V, 57
More on contemplation
and recollection (Anussati):
Wheel no 54 (Edited
The Mirror of the Dhamma. A Manual of
By Nārada Thera and Bhikkhu Kassapa. Revised By Bhikkhu Khantipālo: