The discovery of magic can happen only when we transcend our embarrassment about being alive, when we have the bravery to proclaim the goodness and dignity of human life, without either hesitation or arrogance. Then magic can descend onto our existence. The world is filled with power and wisdom, which we can have, so to speak. In some sense, we have them already.
From "Sacred World," in Shambhala: The Sacred Path of the Warrior, page 132.