If you are able to travel to the very centre of your deepest vulnerability, around which you have built up many layers of defences, and allow it to be there – without doing anything with it, something miraculous will happen.
While it will smart initially, travelling to the centre of your vulnerability and allowing it to be will initiate a growth in stature within. When you realise you can give up your most cherished defences, what you thought was going to flounder and die will actually rise up, much like a tightly-bound bud springing up into bloom at the first sight of Spring.
So go there now. As you do so, your courage will be rewarded a thousandfold.