With the actual comes the fantasy. Our task is to be aware of the difference not to destroy our ability to fantasize.
I think it’s one of the challenges of having a spiritual practice and being human. I encourage people not to abandon fantasy, stories of the mind, engaging in contemplation, PLAYING (remember that?), and embracing the engagement of art and science. Awareness practice is cold and dark if you have the goal of becoming the “Spiritual Person” that you see in movies and books. Or perhaps wanting a “Looking good” meditation practice when the only goal is to impress self and others.
This Life is juicy and full of surprises, it’s wet, unexplained, unknowable, creative, and has constantly moving components.