I am telling you that your "life" is simply the only portion of your existence of which you are presently aware.
In greater terms, you are alive and dead at the same time, even as I am.
Existences are like notes played along certain frequencies.
You are tuned in to an earth song, following this analogy.
But, you are only following your own melody.
And, usually, you are unaware of the greater orchestration in which you also take part.