Here is an excerpt from my book, The Silent Master: Awakening the Power Within:
Every now moment you experience is a birth, a new opportunity to think a new thought or take a new attitude. When you arrive on the earth, it is a birth, a chance to create a life. But each new day is also a birth each time you leave behind an old outmoded Self-Concept, it is a birth. Each time you create a new situation in your life, it is a birth. Birth and “death” are simultaneous events because something old has to “die” in order to give way to the new. This process goes on minute by minute, day by day, from the time you arrive until the time you leave.
In one sense death is necessary to create change. Learn to love change and to welcome it. One of the results of fear is a reluctance to accept change. Fear is an immobilizing feeling, and tends to keep us where we are, no matter where that is. Perhaps we fear change because it indeed reminds us of death, and we don’t welcome the death of anything really, even the death of the old. But always remember that death is really birth because it is a change from the old to the new. See change as newness “ever dawning, leading you from one opportunity to another.