|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The Tanach:
Psalms 127: 1 A Song of Ascents; of Solomon. Except the LORD build the house, they labour in vain that build it; except the LORD keep the city, the watchman waketh but in vain.
Psalms 127: 2 It is vain for you that ye rise early, and sit up late, ye that eat the bread of toil; so He giveth unto His beloved in sleep.
Psalms 127: 3 Lo, children are a heritage of the LORD; the fruit of the womb is a reward.
Psalms 127: 4 As arrows in the hand of a mighty man, so are the children of one's youth.
Psalms 127: 5 Happy is the man that hath his quiver full of them; they shall not be put to shame, when they speak with their enemies in the gate.
Psalms 128: 1 A Song of Ascents. Happy is every one that feareth the LORD, that walketh in His ways.
Psalms 128: 2 When thou eatest the labour of thy hands, happy shalt thou be, and it shall be well with thee.
Psalms 128: 3 Thy wife shall be as a fruitful vine, in the innermost parts of thy house; thy children like olive plants, round about thy table.
Psalms 128: 4 Behold, surely thus shall the man be blessed that feareth the LORD.
Psalms 128: 5 The LORD bless thee out of Zion; and see thou the good of Jerusalem all the days of thy life;
Psalms 128: 6 And see thy children's children. Peace be upon Israel!
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Tales of the Klondyke by Jack London:
with all hands. And Bettles? Wrecked on the "Carthagina," in
Seymour Narrows,--twenty survivors out of three hundred. And
Swiftwater Bill? Gone through the rotten ice of Lake LeBarge with
six female members of the opera troupe he was convoying. Governor
Walsh? Lost with all hands and eight sleds on the Thirty Mile.
Devereaux? Who was Devereaux? Oh, the courier! Shot by Indians
on Lake Marsh.
So it went. The word was passed along. Men shouldered in to ask
after friends and partners, and in turn were shouldered out, too
stunned for blasphemy. By the time Montana Kid gained the bank he
was surrounded by several hundred fur-clad miners. When he passed
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from The Crisis in Russia by Arthur Ransome:
most of all needed.
Summing up the facts collected in this chapter and in the
first on the lack of things and the lack of men, I think the
economic crisis in Russia may be fairly stated as follows:
Owing to the appalling condition of Russian transport, and
owing to the fact that since 1914 Russia has been practically
in a state of blockade, the towns have lost their power of
supplying, either as middlemen or as producers, the simplest
needs of the villages. Partly owing to this, partly again
because of the condition of transport, the towns are not
receiving the necessaries of life in sufficient quantities. The