There is no separate self. We are a current. We are a stream. We are a continuation.
We are like the clouds in the sky, never dying, never passing from being to nonbeing. A cloud can become snow or ice or rain, but a cloud cannot become nothing. A cloud cannot die. If we overcome the notion of birth and death, we are no longer afraid of impermanence.
This book is a beautiful introduction to meditation, and includes general information on different forms of meditation as well as becoming more mindful in your life. It’s also not much of a time investment, and written by an accomplished Zen master. Go read. Go go go.