What are we practicing for? If you're religious, then you may be practicing to be a good person in the afterlife, or just earn a good enough reputation to get into a good destination. You may believe that you're just practicing to make your energy default to good choices so that energy persists when your human body is no longer around. Truth is, it doesn't really matter what we're practicing for, or why. What matters is that we treat each day as a practice and do our best.