Being alive is amazing unto itself, but a contemplation on the idea of choice regarding one’s rebirth, the overall positivity of that rebirth, and that choice included where and when is worth taking the time. Add to that a review of the surges forward by humanity through various “world affecting” events such as revolutions, scientific discoveries and mechanical inventions, social system evolutions, or wide spread education since the lead-up to the Renaissance (which occurred in much of Asia also). One gets a bigger picture of an ongoing movement of humanity forward.
We are one. Life is one. We share intimately in all of existence. That knowing is so powerful to live from and abide in.