Once a gentleman was walking on a river bank, he noticed a fish which fell out of the water. The fish was thrashing, the gentleman had a kind heart so he picked up the fish and took it home. In his house he tucked the fish in his bed and gave it some juice to drink, the fish died.
We are like the fish in the above story, who have fallen out of our union with god, we should strive to reunite with the divine and realize our true nature. All the momentary pleasures are like the juice in the above story which would not help us reach our destiny.