(h/t to Crane-Station for recommending this short film by Joshua Weigel, who also directed the Butterfly Circus)
I remember reading about a person who voluntarily decided to experience visual blindness for 30 days. He cut a ping-pong ball in half, manufactured a pair of goggles, and wore them for the entire month.
That gave me an idea.
Why not do the same for a set of beliefs and witness how your personality and behavior change?
For example, I decided to assume that my spirit is immortal and voluntarily experiencing a finite existence in the physical dimension of space-time by inhabiting a form that consists of a physical body that comes with a mind and ego/personality.
I intentionally disconnected my sense of self from my mind and ego/personality and attached it to my spirit/soul.
Why not taste immortality?
Come on, don’t be afraid.
Give it a try.
What have you got to lose?
Except your fear of death, for starters.