“My tongue, every atom of my blood, form’d from this soil, this air, Born here of parents born here from parents the same, and their parents the same, I , now thirty-seven years old in perfect health begin, Hoping to cease not till death. “ The speaker is making a commitment to become more and more aware. The speaker uses words from the first line “ My tongue, every atom of my blood, form’d from this soil, this air,” to symbolize the connectedness of all things. The second and third lines, “Born here of parents born here from parents the same, and their parents the same,” symbolizes the role of man to reach his potential. Through awareness we can reach the source of intelligence. All our lives and the lives of our ancestors have served for this very purpose, to reach one’s potential. (Whitman).The next verse speaks on spontaneity and truth. The first line goes, “Creeds and schools in abeyance. “ The word abeyance is used to symbolize the knowledgeability collected by society. In the next line the speaker identifies the knowledge or intellect gained through these sources as ego pleasing devices saying, “Retiring back a while sufficed at what they are, but never forgotten.” The speaker is identifying borrowed knowledge. The last line reads, “I harbor for good or bad, I permit to speak at every hazard, Nature without check with original energy. “ The speaker describes the use of intelligence outside the boundaries of knowledgeability. The speaker reveals experience and action out of one’s awareness as the highest use of intelligence. Acting outside knowledgeability is known as spontaneity or what the mystic calls action through intelligence and awareness.