A civilization just like the body has tremendous power to repair itself. The power of Creation is ultimately stronger than the powers of destruction. Think of yourself as an immune system cell working with billions of others who just like you are rushing healing to the wound.
There are billions of people all over the world, people you will never know or even hear about, hearkening to the same call of the ages that you are. You are working with them in subconscious concert. Never doubt the extraordinary beauty of the music nor the importance of the note that is yours alone to sing.
Love is another kind of power which shouldn’t surprise you. Magic comes from emotions, among other things. And when two people are together, in that intimacy when they really, selflessly love each other it changes them both. It lingers on in the energy of their lives even when they are apart. – Jim Butcher