Death always occurs in the present. Death, love & meditation - they all occur in the present. So if you are afraid of death, you cannot love. If you are afraid of love, you cannot meditate. If you are afraid of meditation, your life will be useless. Useless not in the sense of any purpose, but usesless in the sense that you will never be able to feel any bliss in it. It will be futile.
It may seem strange to connect these three; love, meditation, death. It is not! They are similar experiences. So if you can enter one, you can enter the remaining two.