Before the biosphere that bore the helix and conditions both fair and adverse that determine the form of my being today 

I pledge the precious hours of my life to her stewardship, to coexisting within her in the pursuit of joy and peace in mind and body.

To do no harm.

In lucid solidarity with all entities.

To the raw and visceral enjoyment of the things of life, of friends, of foods, experience, love, fear, the earth under my fingernails, scraping, clawing to the tallest tower to primally sound into the abyss, I exist, I will not stand for mediocrity.  

To take pause, to step back, to take the time for planning, for beauty and art and the pursuit of perfection.

And to the complexity, to the innumerable forms and thoughts that can, and will, arise in this inevitable and exponential engine of potential.