|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The Mad King by Edgar Rice Burroughs:
after all, that she had never discovered. Since she had en-
tered his apartments at Blentz he had been in every way a
different man from the Leopold she had known of old. The
boldness of his escape from Blentz supposed a courage that
the king had never given the slightest indication of in the
past. Could it be that he was making a genuine effort to
become a man--to win her respect?
They were approaching Lustadt as the sun rose. A troop
of horse was just emerging from the north gate. As it neared
them they saw that the cavalrymen wore the uniforms of
the Royal Horse Guard. At their head rode a lieutenant. As
The Mad King
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Moon-Face and Other Stories by Jack London:
the dry-as-dust way of the mind. Love is of the heart, and is beyond all
reason, and logic, and philosophy. Trust your own heart, my daughter. And if
your heart bids you have faith in your lover, then laugh at the mind and its
cold wisdom, and obey your heart, and have faith in your lover.--Martha.
"But that whole message is the dictate of your own heart," Chris cried. "Don't
you see, Lute? The thought is your very own, and your subconscious mind has
expressed it there on the paper."
"But there is one thing I don't see," she objected.
"Is the handwriting. Look at it. It does not resemble mine at all. It is
mincing, it is old-fashioned, it is the old-fashioned feminine of a generation
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from The Rape of Lucrece by William Shakespeare:
'In vain,' quoth she, 'I live, and seek in vain
Some happy mean to end a hapless life.
I fear'd by Tarquin's falchion to be slain,
Yet for the self-same purpose seek a knife:
But when I fear'd I was a loyal wife:
So am I now:--O no, that cannot be;
Of that true type hath Tarquin rifled me.
'O! that is gone for which I sought to live,
And therefore now I need not fear to die.
To clear this spot by death, at least I give
A badge of fame to slander's livery;