The mind has an inherent inability to know itself in the Now. It can only know itself within a construct of time. Without contrast from the Now no-thing readily exists as tangible to the mind. The discerning mind needs contrast (time/space) in order to conceptualize anything.
Life hosts an elephant in the room so big that we've turned something that is the penultimate spiritual experience - while also being the only resoundingly absolute experience you know that you'll have - into the subtext of life's unease and neurosis. The psychological dilemma itself is death, which can only exist to the mind as an abstraction attempting to amend the absolute.