|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The Lily of the Valley by Honore de Balzac:
path which seem like painted silk, such sensations of pride, such
ideas took possession of me that my heart beat violently.
"What is the matter?" she said, after walking a little way in a
silence I dared not break. "Your heart beats too fast--"
"I have heard of your good fortune," I replied, "and, like all others
who love truly, I am beset with vague fears. Will your new dignities
change you and lessen your friendship?"
"Change me!" she said; "oh, fie! Another such idea and I shall--not
despise you, but forget you forever."
I looked at her with an ecstasy which should have been contagious.
"We profit by the new laws which we have neither brought about nor
The Lily of the Valley
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from The Tin Woodman of Oz by L. Frank Baum:
As for Woot, being a Wanderer by profession, he was
allowed to wander wherever he desired, and Ozma
promised to keep watch over his future journeys and to
protect the boy as well as she was able, in case he
ever got into more trouble.
All this having been happily arranged, the Tin
Woodman returned to his tin castle, and his chosen
comrade, the Scarecrow, accompanied him on the way. The
two friends were sure to pass many pleasant hours
together in talking over their recent adventures, for
as they neither ate nor slept they found their greatest
The Tin Woodman of Oz
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from King Henry VI by William Shakespeare:
Mine is, an 't please your grace, against John
Goodman, my lord cardinal's man, for keeping my house and lands,
and wife and all, from me.
Thy wife too! that's some wrong, indeed.--What's
yours?--What's here! [Reads] 'Against the Duke of Suffolk for
the commons of Melford.'--How now, sir knave!
Alas, sir, I am but a poor petitioner of our