The strongest feeling of courage I can summon is when I stop putting myself in the future or the past and allow myself to be present in the moment. When I breathe, I know that I am well in this instant, and I can know that if I breathe in the next moment, I can know, then, that I am well then.
Find a space where you are comfortable and will not be interrupted. Sit in a comfortable position, with your back straight and your feet flat on the floor. Take deep, slow breaths. As you exhale, release your anxiety and stress. Scan your body while you breathe, allowing yourself to feel the release, noticing your muscles relaxing, feeling the strain streaming away. Breathe out release until you are deeply relaxed.
Keep breathing, but notice (without judgment) how you feel, in your body, and where your mind seems likely to take you. Just notice your emotions, and keep breathing.
Allow yourself to be aware of your wellbeing in this moment. Allow yourself to be aware that you are present right now, that there is only this, the present moment, and that nothing else is real.
Continue breathing this way. Allow yourself to experience stillness, peace. Notice what that feels like. Stay in this space for as long as you need.
When you are finished, you can slowly open your eyes and come back into the room. Notice again how your body feels, and remember that the only reality is the present moment.