People fear death because it feels as though we are losing ourselves and we don’t know what happens when it comes. Human consciousness, however, does not die but actually develops eternally from one generation to the next. The “self” continues to exist if it has developed to the point of feeling a common life. Discernment regarding the feelings of rejection or closeness to others are the main facets of consciousness that develop from one life to the next. People who have exited themselves during their corporeal lifetimes and reached the general heart no longer fear death.