And life abounds, within the world of Nature, because within the world of Nature, death does, too.
It is a commonplace of human understanding (wise people know it) that too much effort to avoid death can result in losing life. Bob Dylan had a specific instance in mind when he wrote this song, but the lesson is a general one:
Let Me Die In My Footsteps
I will not go down under the ground
'Cause somebody tells me that death's comin' 'round
An' I will not carry myself down to die
When I go to my grave my head will be high,
Let me die in my footsteps
Before I go down under the ground.