Why are children afraid of the dark? Because they don't know what the shadows might hide. Why are people afraid of dieing? Because they don't know how or when they will die and they don't know what will come after. The fear of the unknown is like a river running through our lives eroding our quality of life. Just as a great man once said, the only thing to fear is fear itself! And how true. Fear does more damage than anything running at you from the dark will ever do.
I try to live my life not fearing what I cannot see or do anything about. I try to embrace the unknown. If I let myself get all worked up and stressed out over things I cannot see and stuff I cannot control then life isn't much worth the living. I would wake up every morning not wanting to live another day in this painful existence. Just as the Mighty Mississippi runs through my home carrying away anything that gets caught in it's undertow, so would the river of fear run through my heart carrying away all happiness and joy.
I beg you, do not let the fear of the unknown rule your life. Embrace the shadows. Accept things as they hit. Work through them as they come. Don't let the current of fear carry your life away!