On a day filled with seemingly 108 mundane and mildly annoying tasks (getting brakes fixed in the car, replacing the air filter in the home HVAC, work, etc.), I keep thinking about these words of Kahlil Gibran:
Death is an ending to the son of the earth,
But to the soul it is the start,
The triumph of life.
If it's our individual consciousness that separates us from all other things, then the cessation of consciousness is the most intimate moment with the whole rest of the universe. Or as Louis CK puts it, "A lot of things happen after you die. They just don't involve you."