The Image of Heaven Over Lake
My contained power of restraint is released and I tread
Into manner and mode of expression.
Using a creative spirit with joy and humor I develop personality.
I accept my varying and unequal character traits
By giving them expression in appropriate ways.
Moving with strength while treading carefully I handle unknown dangers
Allowing my thinking to be led by deeper intuitions.
I protect myself while pleasing others
As I walk with the mask of a tiger.
Nine in the First Place
Tiger like I move surely on the path … alone.
Nine in the Second Place
Looking straight ahead I go deeper
Into my dark tiger-self as my instincts show the way.
Six in the Third Place
I stumble and do not see clearly when I am swallowed by my persona.
In the weakness of fear my mask of aggression engulfs me.
Nine in the Fourth Place
I feel the strength of powerful animal instincts
Taking care not to confuse myself with the tiger.
Nine in the Fifth Place
I am aware of my wildness and move with it.
Nine in the Last Place
Success in movement is like a hunt or a dance. Power is in the process.
Quality of performance is the result of the care in each step taken.
The tiger, the path and I are one.