The wave is one with the ocean. From the ocean rises the wave, and back into the ocean the wave falls. Our life is the same. Life is part of the spiritual source, and it rises, taking the form of a human or an animal or a tree.
But as we rise into these forms, we get confused and think we are them, and only them.
Our true self is formless — it is part of that great ocean. Our current form will be gone in a short time. It is really of no importance.
The gift of this life is that, in this human form, we have the opportunity to realize that we are truly just a part of that spiritual source. In this human form, we have the ability to see our soul and return our power back to it.
In this human form, we have the ability to realize God, and submit ourselves to Him fully, so that we do not have to come back into yet another limited form again.
This life is a gift, but we treat the gift just as if it were a box. We should open up this gift, look inside.