|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from At the Earth's Core by Edgar Rice Burroughs:
my blade from my now useless sword hand to its rapidly
weakening mate. At last I was successful, and with what
seemed to me my last ounce of strength I ran the blade
through the ugly body of my foe.
Soundless, as it had fought, it died, and though weak from
pain and loss of blood, it was with an emotion of triumphant
pride that I stepped across its convulsively stiffening
corpse to snatch up the most potent secret of a world.
A single glance assured me it was the very thing that
Perry had described to me.
And as I grasped it did I think of what it meant to the
At the Earth's Core
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from King James Bible:
thy lips; and thine iniquity is taken away, and thy sin purged.
ISA 6:8 Also I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, Whom shall I send,
and who will go for us? Then said I, Here am I; send me.
ISA 6:9 And he said, Go, and tell this people, Hear ye indeed, but
understand not; and see ye indeed, but perceive not.
ISA 6:10 Make the heart of this people fat, and make their ears heavy,
and shut their eyes; lest they see with their eyes, and hear with their
ears, and understand with their heart, and convert, and be healed.
ISA 6:11 Then said I, Lord, how long? And he answered, Until the cities
be wasted without inhabitant, and the houses without man, and the land
be utterly desolate,
King James Bible
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Walden by Henry David Thoreau:
could not help being struck with the foolishness of that institution
which treated me as if I were mere flesh and blood and bones, to be
locked up. I wondered that it should have concluded at length that
this was the best use it could put me to, and had never thought to
avail itself of my services in some way. I saw that, if there was a
wall of stone between me and my townsmen, there was a still more
difficult one to climb or break through, before they could get to be
as free as I was. I did not for a moment feel confined, and the
walls seemed a great waste of stone and mortar. I felt as if I
alone of all my townsmen had paid my tax. They plainly did not know
how to treat me, but behaved like persons who are underbred. In