Just as doctors did not know about germs, we do not know the universe is alive and sentient and has presence.
We’re mistaking the mirror for the real. What we’re looking at is not what we are.
Our culture has imagined individual fates for our souls. We are heirs to that. We think personal immortality or annihilation. We have to get past that. But is there anything we can do in this life to change things? Not a good deed gets you to heaven, but is there anything we can do from this side to change the structure of things (assuming there is one) on the other side? which might involve changing basic reality. & losing the idea of sides.