I used to have much aversion to stuff like this, coming from very anti-theistic views I was attached to in the past. But recently I've been doing this daily in the past few weeks, recollecting the nine virtues, along with the triple gem and the five daily recollections. I must say it has lit a fire under my butt, It really does help and I also get pretty strong feelings of joy and happiness while doing it. I used to just think about my practice from a very stripped down point of view, but I can't say I would do it any other way now. Doing this has really made me think about my practice is a more holistic way than before.
Vayadhammā saṅkhārā appamādena sampādethā — All things decay and disappoint, it is through vigilance that you succeed — Mahāparinibbāna Sutta
Tārakā timiraṃ dīpo māyāvaśyāya budbudaḥ supinaṃ vidyud abhraṃ ca evaṃ draṣṭavya saṃskṛtam — A shooting star, a clouding of the sight, a lamp, An illusion, a drop of dew, a bubble, A dream, a lightning’s flash, a thunder cloud — This is the way one should see the conditioned — Vajracchedikā Prajñāpāramitā
I have seen all things that are done under the sun, and behold, all is vanity and a chase after wind — Ecclesiastes 1.14