The entranceway to the Buddhist path is taking refuge in the Buddha, Dharma and Sangha. Taking refuge, then, signifies a turning point in our lives. For this to be meaningful, we need to be properly motivated to take this step. We gain this by understanding the beneficial changes it will make in our lives. Here, we learn the practical meaning of taking refuge, which is putting a safe and positive direction in our lives by entrusting ourselves to the guidance of the Three Jewels of Refuge.