|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Poems by Bronte Sisters:
Now loud, it thunders o'er my head,
And now in distance dies.
But give me back my barren hills
Where colder breezes rise;
Where scarce the scattered, stunted trees
Can yield an answering swell,
But where a wilderness of heath
Returns the sound as well.
For yonder garden, fair and wide,
With groves of evergreen,
Long winding walks, and borders trim,
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from The Chessmen of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs:
Several warriors were urging the necessity for sending at once to
the chamber of O-Mai to search for the dagger that would prove,
if found, the cowardice of O-Tar. At last three consented to go.
"You need not fear," I-Gos assured them. "There is naught there
to harm you. I have been there often of late and Turan the slave
has slept there for these many nights. The screams and moans that
frightened you and O-Tar were voiced by Turan to drive you away
from his hiding place." Shamefacedly the three left the apartment
to search for O-Tar's dagger.
And now the others turned their attention once more to Gahan.
They approached the throne with bared swords, but they came
The Chessmen of Mars
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Plutarch's Lives by A. H. Clough:
slandered and maligned her. This is certain, that Demosthenes,
being as yet but seven years old, was left by his father in
affluent circumstances, the whole value of his estate being
little short of fifteen talents, and that he was wronged by his
guardians, part of his fortune being embezzled by them, and the
rest neglected; insomuch that even his teachers were defrauded
of their salaries. This was the reason that he did not obtain
the liberal education that he should have had; besides that on
account of weakness and delicate health, his mother would not
let him exert himself, and his teachers forbore to urge him. He
was meager and sickly from the first, and hence had his nickname