We do not believe in ourselves
until someone reveals that deep inside us
something is valuable, worth listening to,
worthy of our trust, sacred to our touch.
Once we believe in ourselves we can risk curiosity,
wonder, spontaneous delight or any experience
that reveals the human spirit.
To be nobody but yourself in a world
which is doing its best
day and night to make you like everybody else
means to fight the hardest battle
which any human being can fight
and never stop fighting.