Setting our intention for our practice and for our life is an important reflection which helps us to set the compass of our heart in the direction that we would like to head, to what matters most to us in life. As Zen master Suzuki Roshi said: “The most important thing is to remember the most important thing”. You can practice reflecting on your aspiration at the beginning and/or end of each day and at the beginning and/or end of a meditation sitting. In addition, as you move through your day, try to pause periodically and inquire as to what matters to you. In any moment that you remember what you care about, you can move in the direction of your heart’s compass. This meditation is inspired by Tara Brach.