|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The Devil's Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce:
PREDICAMENT, n. The wage of consistency.
PREDILECTION, n. The preparatory stage of disillusion.
PRE-EXISTENCE, n. An unnoted factor in creation.
PREFERENCE, n. A sentiment, or frame of mind, induced by the
erroneous belief that one thing is better than another.
An ancient philosopher, expounding his conviction that life is no
better than death, was asked by a disciple why, then, he did not die.
"Because," he replied, "death is no better than life."
It is longer.
PREHISTORIC, adj. Belonging to an early period and a museum.
Antedating the art and practice of perpetuating falsehood.
The Devil's Dictionary
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from God The Invisible King by H. G. Wells:
sacrifice. To every test they betray vileness of texture; they are
mean, cold, wicked. There are people who seem to cheat with a
private self-approval, who are ever ready to do harsh and cruel
things, whose use for social feeling is the malignant boycott, and
for prosperity, monopolisation and humiliating display; who seize
upon religion and turn it into persecution, and upon beauty to
torment it on the altars of some joyless vice. We cannot do with
such souls; we have no use for them, and it is very easy indeed to
step from that persuasion to the belief that God has no use for
And besides these base people there are the stupid people and the
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from The Koran:
repentantly with thee; and transgress ye not:- verily, He on what ye
do doth look.
Lean not unto those who do wrong, lest the Fire touch you, for ye
have no patrons but God; and, moreover, ye shall not be helped!
And be thou steadfast in prayer at the two ends of the day, and
the (former and latter) parts of the night. Verily, good works
remove evil works;- that is a reminder to the mindful! And be thou
patient, for God wastes not the hire of those who do good.
And were there among the generations before you any endowed with a
remnant (of piety) forbidding evildoing in the earth, save a few of
those whom we saved; but the evildoers followed what they enjoyed, and