|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Alexander's Bridge by Willa Cather:
and the saltiness that came up the river with
the tide. He crossed Charles Street between
jangling street cars and shelving lumber
drays, and after a moment of uncertainty
wound into Brimmer Street. The street was
quiet, deserted, and hung with a thin bluish
haze. He had already fixed his sharp eye
upon the house which he reasoned should be
his objective point, when he noticed a woman
approaching rapidly from the opposite direction.
Always an interested observer of women,
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from The Phoenix and the Turtle by William Shakespeare:
To this troop come thou not near.
From this session interdict
Every fowl of tyrant wing,
Save the eagle, feather'd king:
Keep the obsequy so strict.
Let the priest in surplice white,
That defunctive music can,
Be the death-defying swan,
Lest the requiem lack his right.
And thou, treble-dated crow,
That thy sable gender mak'st
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Pagan and Christian Creeds by Edward Carpenter:
harmony and self-adjustment. And the cause or accompaniment
of this change was the growth of Self-consciousness.
Into the general consciousness of the tribe (in relation
to its environment) which in fact had constituted the mentality
of the animals and of man up to this stage, there
now was intruded another kind of consciousness, a
consciousness centering round each little individual self
and concerned almost entirely with the interests of
the latter. Here was evidently a threat to the continuance
of the former happy conditions. It was like the appearance
of innumerable little ulcers in a human body--a
Pagan and Christian Creeds