Just read this book called Proof of Heaven by Dr. Eben Alexander. It is his personal story about a near death experience and his description on meeting God and being in "heaven".
When I read a book like this I keep an open mind. I don't know what I believe is true when I read the book, but I do know I believe in a higher spirit. I believe in good karma. I believe in love, gratitude, and empathy.
When faced with uncertainty I do pray for help. When friends and family are sick, I pray for their health. When we can't explain why things happen, I choose to look for the most positive thing to take away from it.
You may not believe in any of the above, but at the end of the day, I choose to want to think there is more that awaits us after death and we should not fear it. We should all want to enjoy the thought that life goes on, even after death. Then we would fear growing older less and enjoy those years. Just my view. Marygrace