Think of the spiritual part of yourself as being eternal. You will never die. The spiritual part of you will never die. When you think in those terms, death becomes meaningless. When death becomes meaningless, fear of death becomes meaningless. When the fear of death becomes meaningless, all other fears become meaningless.
This is the issue of:
where the Awareness is Seated
If we see ourselves as a body, with a soul in it. Then our focus is on the body.
In contrast, if we become aware that we are an eternal soul, temporarily taking up residence in a body, then our awareness has shifted 180 degrees. Then we go from feeling powerless, to being empowered.
It’s an issue of the mentality of where the Awareness is Seated. If we do a 180 degree turn into: “Soul Being wearing a flesh-body”, then we also shift from feeling powerless to being empowered.
When you think of yourself as being an eternal spirit that will never die, how does it make you feel? Does it make you feel good? If it makes you feel good, then keep doing what makes you feel good in the spirit. Just keep doing what makes you feel good in the spirit. You can do what makes you feel good in the spirit, or in the flesh. When the good feeling is from Spirit to Body, it’s a more lasting and fully satisfying event. When the good feeling is from Body to Spirit, it might be good or not. You can honor your body, and make your Spirit feel good, but you can also make your body feel good, and dishonor your spirit.