|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The Duchesse de Langeais by Honore de Balzac:
entered a room; she reaped her harvest of flatteries and some few
words of warmer admiration, which she encouraged by a gesture or
a glance, but never suffered to penetrate deeper than the skin.
Her tone and bearing and everything else about her imposed her
will upon others. Her life was a sort of fever of vanity and
perpetual enjoyment, which turned her head. She was daring
enough in conversation; she would listen to anything, corrupting
the surface, as it were, of her heart. Yet when she returned
home, she often blushed at the story that had made her laugh; at
the scandalous tale that supplied the details, on the strength of
which she analysed the love that she had never known, and marked
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from The Tanach:
Numbers 22: 7 And the elders of Moab and the elders of Midian departed with the rewards of divination in their hand; and they came unto Balaam, and spoke unto him the words of Balak.
Numbers 22: 8 And he said unto them: 'Lodge here this night, and I will bring you back word, as the LORD may speak unto me'; and the princes of Moab abode with Balaam.
Numbers 22: 9 And God came unto Balaam, and said: 'What men are these with thee?'
Numbers 22: 10 And Balaam said unto God: 'Balak the son of Zippor, king of Moab, hath sent unto me saying:
Numbers 22: 11 Behold the people that is come out of Egypt, it covereth the face of the earth; now, come curse me them; peradventure I shall be able to fight against them, and shall drive them out.'
Numbers 22: 12 And God said unto Balaam: 'Thou shalt not go with them; thou shalt not curse the people; for they are blessed.'
Numbers 22: 13 And Balaam rose up in the morning, and said unto the princes of Balak: 'Get you into your land; for the LORD refuseth to give me leave to go with you.'
Numbers 22: 14 And the princes of Moab rose up, and they went unto Balak, and said: 'Balaam refuseth to come with us.'
Numbers 22: 15 And Balak sent yet again princes, more, and more honourable than they.
Numbers 22: 16 And they came to Balaam, and said to him: 'Thus saith Balak the son of Zippor: Let nothing, I pray thee, hinder thee from coming unto me;
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from The Young Forester by Zane Grey:
got the more hideous became the outlook over the burned district. I was
glad when Herky led the way into the deep shade of level forest, shutting
out the view. It would take a hundred years to reforest those acres denuded
of their timber by the fire of a few days. But as hour after hour went by,
with our trail leading through miles and miles of the same old forest that
had bewitched me, I began to feel a little less grief at the thought of
what the fire had destroyed. It was a loss, yet only a small part of vast
Penetier. If only my friends had gotten out alive!
Herky was as relentless in his travelling as I had found him in some other
ways. He kept his pony at a trot. The trail was open, we made fast time,
and when the sun had begun to cast a shadow before us we were going
The Young Forester