You and I may not get the ultimate satisfaction we’ve imagined. That does not mean we cannot experience the transcendent joys we have not even imagined.
The difficulty of imagination is that it is sometimes seduced into fixating on objects or externals. The real power is to imagine that there is something greater in life without attaching it to a familiar objects or persons.
The greatest joys we have yet to experience lie in the territory of the unknown.
If the unknown makes you afraid, then fear is the enemy to be purged from your consciousness — not fear, the instinct, but specifically a consciousness of psychologic fear, and its roots in your early life experiences.
The unknown need not be a dark and forbidding place. There is no reason to see it as holding any more danger than what we have already survived and outgrown.
If the unknown excites you with the Spirit of adventure, then congratulations, you possess a free love of life, ready to encounter what may come. You might find yourself afraid at times, but you contain the clarity to deal with it in the moment, rather than distort or dramatize it.