|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The Illustrious Gaudissart by Honore de Balzac:
Madame Vernier had related the poor woman's trouble to her husband
just before the entrance of Gaudissart, and at the first words of the
famous traveller Vernier determined that he should be made to grapple
"Monsieur," said the ex-dyer, as soon as the illustrious Gaudissart
had fired his first broadside, "I will not hide from you the great
difficulties which my native place offers to your enterprise. This
part of the country goes along, as it were, in the rough,--"suo modo."
It is a country where new ideas don't take hold. We live as our
fathers lived, we amuse ourselves with four meals a day, and we
cultivate our vineyards and sell our wines to the best advantage. Our
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from The Symposium by Xenophon:
 See "Mem." IV. iv. 5; and for his art of memory cf. Plat. "Hipp.
min." 368 D; "Hipp. maj." 285 E.
 The "memoria technica" (see Aristot. "de An." iii. 3, 6), said
to have been invented by Simonides of Ceos. Cic. "de Or." ii. 86;
"de Fin." ii. 32; Quinct. xi. 2. 559.
 Or, "has grown amorous to a degree" [al. "an adept in love's
lore himself." Cf. Plat. "Rep." 474 D, "an authority in love."--
Jowett] "for the simple reason he can't forget each lovely thing
he once has seen." Through the "ars memoriae" of Hippias, it
becomes an "idee fixe" of the mind.
 Perhaps Zeuxippus. See Plat. "Prot." 318 B. Al. Zeuxis, also a
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from King James Bible:
DEU 32:36 For the LORD shall judge his people, and repent himself for
his servants, when he seeth that their power is gone, and there is none
shut up, or left.
DEU 32:37 And he shall say, Where are their gods, their rock in whom
DEU 32:38 Which did eat the fat of their sacrifices, and drank the wine
of their drink offerings? let them rise up and help you, and be your
DEU 32:39 See now that I, even I, am he, and there is no god with me: I
kill, and I make alive; I wound, and I heal: neither is there any that
can deliver out of my hand.
King James Bible