|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The Lone Star Ranger by Zane Grey:
the light came again, clearer this time, the same earnest-faced
man bent over him. It was MacNelly. And with recognition the
past flooded back.
Duane tried to speak. His lips were weak, and he could scarcely
"Poggin!" he whispered. His first real conscious thought was
for Poggin. Ruling passion--eternal instinct!
"Poggin is dead, Duane; shot to pieces," replied MacNelly,
solemnly. "What a fight he made! He killed two of my men,
wounded others. God! he was a tiger. He used up three guns
before we downed him."
The Lone Star Ranger
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from The Rig Veda:
3 When fair bright days shall dawn on us, O Indra, and thou
bring thy banner near in battle,
Agni the Asura shall sit as Herald, calling Gods hither for
4 Thine are we, Indra, thine, both these who praise thee, and
who give rich gifts, O God and Hero.
The Rig Veda
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from The Gentle Grafter by O. Henry:
professors immediately--one English literature, one up-to-date dead
languages, one chemistry, one political economy--democrat preferred--
one logic, and one wise to painting, Italian and music, with union
card. The Esperanza bank guaranteed salaries, which was to run between
$800 and $800.50.
"Well, sir, we finally got in shape. Over the front door was carved
the words: 'The World's University; Peters & Tucker, Patrons and
Proprietors. And when September the first got a cross-mark on the
calendar, the come-ons begun to roll in. First the faculty got off the
tri-weekly express from Tucson. They was mostly young, spectacled, and
red-headed, with sentiments divided between ambition and food. Andy