Our common beginning is having been born in the flesh. As we grew, we became aware that we could distinguish between this or that thought, thing or event and expect an outcome by attaching 'ourselves' to one thing over another. We would then choose the preferred outcome, and make adjustments along the way. In our Christian tradition this is called, 'To be carnally minded,' which is re-defined as 'Death'.
Is there a second way?
Yes. It is where we are born of the Spirit of God. It is called Life. We used to identify with the flesh. But now we identify with the Spirit of Christ in us and the flesh with its desires grows dim.
In our Christian tradition this is called, 'being Spiritually minded' or 'Partakers of the Divine Nature', by which we are made Children of God, and Heirs of God; joint Heirs with Christ. Our end is this enduring Union, living one with the Spirit of Christ.