My Place in the Universe
The Ocean I see and sail is my brother.
The Wind is my sister. It brings hope. It is fresh and new.
The Sky is my father and mother and the creators. It is very great.
The Earth is my ancestors and the past. I thank the past and look ahead.
I am here to use these elements to improve my life and that of others.
I accept my place in this universe.
(A synthesis statement of Polynesian & Aboriginal philosophies.)