That's right - we're all going to die someday. Life is a one way journey, and like all journeys it eventually comes to an end. We won't be coming back. For those who believe in reincarnation, that is a fallacy. You are living a delusion. There are no second chances; it's now or never, baby.
Some people believe that this life is all there is, there is no hereafter. That belief too is nonsense. If that were true what would be the point of living? God is no fool. What? You don't believe in God? Boy! Are you in for a surprise.
So here's the scoop. Yes, there is a God. He (we use He with a capital H for lack of a better word and out of respect) is the creator of all that exists, as well as a few things we haven't heard about yet. Are you with me so far? If not, no point in reading further. I don't want to upset you or bore you.
God created you - the real you. No, not your physical body, your parents are responsible for that. Do you know who your parents are? Some people don't. You look like them and behave like them. If they were good people the chances are you are too. Half of our material being comes from our parents and the other half from our surroundings - good, bad or ugly. Deal with it.
Now the real you - the part that God made, is the part that goes on into eternity after we shed our ugly bodies. That part is our spiritual reality; it has no material existence. Why did God create the real you? Simply put, to know Him and to worship Him.
Now this next part may come as a surprise to some; I'll try to be gentle so as not to spoil your day. Where we end up in the spiritual world is totally dependent on how we lived in this one. Ouch! God is very smart - smarter then we'll ever know. First He gave us laws to live by, then He turned around and gave us free will. We can actually choose whether or not to obey His will. How about that! And boy, how many of us make bad choices. Those are the ones who think it doesn't make any difference. Have I got news for you folks.
How, you ask, can we know what His will is, so that we can make all the right choices? I'll tell you. Not only is God kind and loving, He is pretty smart too. Since He is so superior to His lowly creatures He sends us Teachers to represent Him on earth. He has sent us quite a number of these, sometimes called Manifestations of God, or Prophets if you will, since the beginning - that mysterious time that "hath no beginning". Here are the names of a few that you may have heard of: Moses, Jesus, Buddha, Krishna, Muhammad. There have been others both before and after those I have named. I'm sure you have your favorite. Here is another important point that I cannot stress too much. These teachers are all equal in the sight of God. Make no distinction between any of them. If you believe otherwise you have misunderstood the real meaning of your favorite scripture, whichever one you rely on.
There's much, much more to this story, but I've shared enough to get you started. If you have questions ask God. He will be delighted to guide you. One important point about prayer - when you pray to God with a question or a perplexing problem be prepared for the answer. If you are sincere it will surely come.
Have a happy and fruitful journey.