|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The Time Machine by H. G. Wells:
calamity, that should indeed have served me as a warning, drove
me onward. I had been without sleep for a night and two days,
and I was feverish and irritable. I felt sleep coming upon me,
and the Morlocks with it.
`While we hesitated, among the black bushes behind us, and dim
against their blackness, I saw three crouching figures. There
was scrub and long grass all about us, and I did not feel safe
from their insidious approach. The forest, I calculated, was
rather less than a mile across. If we could get through it to
the bare hill-side, there, as it seemed to me, was an altogether
safer resting-place; I thought that with my matches and my
The Time Machine
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from The Mayor of Casterbridge by Thomas Hardy:
"I have not. Nor another to beat me....Ah, yes, Cuxsom's
gone, and so shall leather breeches!"
"Yes; with the blessing of God leather breeches shall go."
"'Tisn't worth my old while to think of another husband,"
continued Mrs. Cuxsom. "And yet I'll lay my life I'm as
respectable born as she."
"True; your mother was a very good woman--I can mind her.
She were rewarded by the Agricultural Society for having
begot the greatest number of healthy children without parish
assistance, and other virtuous marvels."
"'Twas that that kept us so low upon ground--that great
The Mayor of Casterbridge
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Pagan and Christian Creeds by Edward Carpenter:
speculate in modern style on these things, I yet have no
reasonable doubt that he felt (and FEELS, in those cases
where we can still trace the workings of his mind) his
essential relationship to the creatures of the forest more
intimately, if less analytically, than we do to-day. If
the animals with all their wonderful gifts are (as we
readily admit) a veritable part of Nature--so that they
live and move and have their being more or less submerged
in the spirit of the great world around them--then
Man, when he first began to differentiate himself from them,
must for a long time have remained in this SUBconscious
Pagan and Christian Creeds