YOLO – could this notion be toxic?

One life is all you get? Just as the baby has a future, the child has a future, the adult has a future, the old person has a future, similarly the deceased person also has a future. Our not remembering our past life or having no perception of a future life is no proof that there is no life after this one. The bhakti yoga texts inform us that the hallmark of a real human civilisation is to understand that the spirit soul does not perish and that we should have the concern – what will my next body be?