|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The Republic by Plato:
are cursed oligarchs.
Yes, he replied, a very common occurrence.
Yes, I said; and loyal citizens are insultingly termed by her slaves who
hug their chains and men of naught; she would have subjects who are like
rulers, and rulers who are like subjects: these are men after her own
heart, whom she praises and honours both in private and public. Now, in
such a State, can liberty have any limit?
By degrees the anarchy finds a way into private houses, and ends by getting
among the animals and infecting them.
How do you mean?
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from The Marvelous Land of Oz by L. Frank Baum:
despair. He stood quietly before the Queen and his brow was wrinkled in deep
thought as he strove to find some means to escape.
While thus engaged he felt the straw within his breast move gently. At once
his expression changed from sadness to joy, and raising his hand he quickly
unbuttoned the front of his jacket.
This action did not pass unnoticed by the crowd
of girls clustering about him, but none of them suspected what he was doing
until a tiny grey mouse leaped from his bosom to the floor and scampered
away between the feet of the Army of Revolt. Another mouse quickly followed;
The Marvelous Land of Oz
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from The Koran:
their guardian, for on God surely the believers do rely. Why! God gave
you victory at Bedr when ye were in a poor way; fear God, then,
haply ye may give thanks. When thou didst say unto the believers,
'Is it not enough for you that your Lord assists you with three
thousand of the angels sent down from on high? Yea, if ye are
patient and fear God, and they come upon you on a sudden, now, your
Lord will assist you with five thousand of His angels, (angels) of
mark. God only made this as glad tidings for you to comfort your
hearts withal,- for victory is but from God, the mighty, the wise;- to
cut off the flank of those who misbelieve, or make them downcast, that
they may retire disappointed.'