|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Father Sergius by Leo Tolstoy:
church when he was not himself conducting the service. This
conflict was occasioned by his irritation at the presence of fine
folk, especially ladies. He tried not to see them or to notice
all that went on: how a soldier conducted them, pushing the
common people aside, how the ladies pointed out the monks to one
another--especially himself and a monk noted for his good looks.
He tried as it were to keep his mind in blinkers, to see nothing
but the light of the candles on the altar-screen, the icons, and
those conducting the service. He tried to hear nothing but the
prayers that were being chanted or read, to feel nothing but
self-oblivion in consciousness of the fulfilment of duty--a
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Thuvia, Maid of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs:
The girl reached their side a moment later, but it was
with difficulty that she tore the mad beast from its prey.
Still growling and casting hungry glances back upon Jav,
the banth at last permitted itself to be led away into the wood.
With her giant protector by her side Thuvia set forth
to find the passage through the cliffs, that she might
attempt the seemingly impossible feat of reaching far-
distant Ptarth across the more than seventeen thousand
haads of savage Barsoom.
She could not believe that Carthoris had deliberately
deserted her, and so she kept a constant watch for him;
Thuvia, Maid of Mars
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Peter Pan by James M. Barrie:
in it, except Michael, lying like sardines in a tin. There was a
strict rule against turning round until one gave the signal, when
all turned at once. Michael should have used it also, but Wendy
would have [desired] a baby, and he was the littlest, and you know
what women are, and the short and long of it is that he was hung
up in a basket.
It was rough and simple, and not unlike what baby bears would
have made of an underground house in the same circumstances. But
there was one recess in the wall, no larger than a bird-cage,
which was the private apartment of Tinker Bell. It could be shut
off from the rest of the house by a tiny curtain, which Tink, who