What is really significant is one’s attitude or consciousness regarding death or towards the psycho-emotional self as a stand-alone feature of who/what one is or represents.
How would I satisfy my desires, needs, and wants in the afterlife? What will those aspects of my life look like, correspond to translate into, on the other side?
What will my first day coming to, and freshly out of body be like? Will I feel liberated from this burdensome train of life? How much attached I am to what I have going on this side? What is my consciousness in performing/caring out my activities?
I like to ponder on such questions. I sometimes think that ordinary folks could think that I am obsessed with death, but I appreciate that this has led me to have a deeper understanding and even appreciation of the afterlife (without being suicidal ). I keep these sorts of inquiries to myself because to just about anyone they are all too morbid.
I feel that the more I can become attracted to the other side the better of I will be. It’s actually the real question of survival for me. On this side survival is real, but it is in a way exclusively material, the real existential survival for me is concerned with the next chapter, but it starts here (and now).
Therefore I have decided a few years back to become a death doula, a last hour angel also called a dying specialist, and volunteered in hospices as well as nursing homes. I figured that of the many ways I have to assist others as a means of livelihood or benevolent help, this is one that matters to me. My reasoning being that at least I may learn something practical from being there, from others during their transition into the “bodiless” state.