I believe in the natural world:
Wilderness and the warm glow
of a well-worked body and a supple mind.
I believe in the power of thought
over that of circumstance
to determine my reality.
I believe in the value of work
and that the worth of my actions
is defined more by what I am than what I do.
And I believe in the importance of family
and friends and the challenge of loving
those closest to me, and my neighbor.