Open your mind to new and wise thoughts from a life lived over eighty years. Access the books that initiate you into such thoughts, provided you can forget the author's bad choices. Everyone messes up once in a while.
If you have a mind, it's evidence that you have a soul, the term the ancients used to name at least part of your being. The question is, will it survive death? The New Testament implies that at least some minds will do so.
We have many figures of death--sleep, unconsciousness, winter. In ife, we also have many warnings--people with lung cancer from smoking, venereal disease, amputations for over-indulging in sweets (diabetics) and it seems possible that rebirth, as in the spring, may apply to minds or souls.
There is a joke about the man who wanted to discuss the impossibility of the afterlife with a nine-year-old girl. She asked him if he could tell why deer, cows and horses, who eat the same vegetable matter, produce different excrements. Astounded at her tangent, he says no. The punch line is: "How can you discuss no afterlife when you don't know excrement?"