As long as your focus is on protecting yourself, your truth will not get out. It won’t get past the guards. As long as you are more invested in protecting yourself than in letting your soul sing you won’t allow yourself to express your Self.
That need to protect came from a very heroic understanding that to let your truth be seen was dangerous and could lead to destruction.
But think of the times when you have pushed beyond that fear, the times when you’ve expressed your most true Self. Allow yourself to be inspired by your own courage and learn that not only are you truly safe to express that Self, but there lies the path to fulfillment.