Indeed, you were kicked off the edge of a precipice when you were born, and it’s no help to cling to the rocks falling with you. If you are afraid, be afraid. The point is to get with it, to let it take over—fear, ghosts, pains, transcience, dissolution and all. And then comes the hitherto unbelievable surprise: you don’t die because you were never born. You had just forgotten who you are.
—Alan Watts, The Book: On the Taboo Against Knowing Who You Are