We are part nature part consciousness which allows us to detetmine our destiny despite the laws that govern the material world.
Laws of nature serve their purpose in a material context but there is a seperate dimension from which we observe everything.
We observe ourselves in a material dimension. Thus we observe our life as we observe our death from some other placce.
We observe both from within and from without for we are surrounded by consciousness that has no bounds.
Our consciousness is probably not contained by the brain which merely processesses information in relation to a temporary material state of being.
Consciousness like the universe is an evolving entity in its own right.