By reducing stress and psychological burdens in our lives we can begin to experience happiness right away. All of us have experienced forms of occasional insights when we are being relieved from some burden in our heart or gave up some unrealistic desires, but these types of insights are very short lived and weak. Lord Buddha Shakyamuni  explained 2500 years ago, the truth of life from a broad perspective, not just from this present life. He told us that our present life is dependent on what we had done in our previous lives. We cannot bring any thing we accumulated from one life to another one except our karma. The power of this karma is the driving force of our present life. If we start using wisdom to transform our minds, through diligent practice of the Dharma, we will have a deep understanding of the truth of life and we will be able to change our minds. Through compassion we can change the influence of our karma and thus improve our life. We can change our unrealistic expectations into positive life experiences and be satisfied with what we have. We need not continue to fear death, nor experience fear during death. As you deal with your daily troubles, why let yourself be consumed with fear when it is possible to overcome your dilemma?