To be able to move through the periods of unknowing, of terror, of vulnerability we all experience we need to find courage. Not externally, but within.
If you sit quietly for a time and look inwards, you might find there's a place near your heart (literally courage comes from the Latin cor) where a quiet, ebbing, warmth resides.
Find that little seed. Water it. Love it. Grow it.
It is that little seed of courage that will keep you warm when all else seems cold, dark and unknown.
It is that friend courage who will allow us to sit through our trials and traumas without suppressing, denying or blocking anything, and most importantly without feeling alone.