We depend on beliefs because we’re unable to believe the one thing we know. The denial of our deaths creates a vacuum at our center that can only be filled by a million unfounded beliefs.
The true spiritual path goes—by the shortest possible route—directly towards that center. To arrive there, means to sever the head of every last belief and expose the core reality which we cannot live with yet cannot live without.
That the ultimate meaning of our lives is encapsulated by the fact of our deaths; and we are, like it or not, headed for eternity.