Life is only here and now . The Rest is Death .Because only HERE is Universal and only NOW is Eternal . By BEING HERE you transcend the Law of SPACE (DIKA) and become Universal and by BEING in the present moment ( NOW) you transcend the Law of Time (KALA) and become Eternal. So by being Here and Now , you become SHIVA ( all pervading cosmic and divine SPIRIT).
Swami Sacchidananda Saraswati