This task is made possible, I believe, through meditation because it is only through mindfulness that we are able to see through the illusions the ego loves to promote.
All religions speak about death during this life on earth. Death must come before rebirth. But what must die? False confidence in one’s own knowledge, self-love and egoism. Our egoism must be broken. We must realize that we are very complicated machines, and so this process of breaking is bound to be a long and difficult task.