The fact of life is that it is intriguing. We simply live our lives without understanding what life is and where it is heading to. Unless we pose some serious questions to ourselves and take a position about life, life shall continue in endless, fruitless cycle. The fearful aspect of life is inarguably death. What causes fear when we die. How do we get rid of this fear, as we prepare to die. We need answers to this questions, failing which the concept of life shall remain mystified.
Maya, if understood can open up new avenues. The spiritual world is not an imaginary conception but a reality, if we are take sadhana seriously. Understanding spirituality through Bhakti Yoga, can open the spiritual world for us.