I believe in the power of laughter, in the strength of friendship, in the wisdom of the inner voice. I shun paths which depend on fear, on guilt, on accepting myself as less than I am. I believe that life is a marvelous, magnificent adventure, meant to be lived and loved and experienced to the fullest, even in the midst of the everyday world. I believe the sacred is all around us, if we still our minds and listen to our hearts. walt whitman said it best: "I sound my barbaric YAWP over the roofs of the world."