Today, even if you are feeling fragile and fearful, recognize that you have a deep well of courage, strength, and wisdom. It is a spiritual gift. It has served you well before and is present for you now. See that same deep well in other people. When you treat others as if they have courage, strength, and wisdom, they begin to recognize and trust it in themselves.
Tarn Wilson is the author of the memoir The Slow Farm and numerous essays. You may read more of her work at tarnwilson.com.