To be engulfed in the unknown is to have just as much of an improper or no relationship with it or to it, as to be completely separated from it by staying only inside what is known. To be engulfed in the unknown is to be completely submerged, crushed and dissipated in it, which is to be completely controlled by it. It is essentially to be nothing in relation to it. Rather to face it in love and make contact with it and sail it or walk on it is to calm it, even to control the uncontrollable. To turn toward the tidal wave of the unknown is to shrink it and discover something: you were made for this.