"That I am I.
That my soul is a dark forest.
That my known self will never be
more than a little clearing in the forest.
That gods, strange gods, come forth
from the forest into the clearing of
my known self and then go back.
That I must have the courage
to let them come and go.
That I will never let mankind put
anything over on me,
but that I will try always
to recognize and honor
the gods in me
and the gods in
other men and women."