|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Stories From the Old Attic by Robert Harris:
same way. "And now," the man said, "tell me what you have learned."
"I'm not sure," the young man began. "The statue is hard and cold;
the girl is warm and soft. Her flesh yields when I press; the marble
"You have learned well," concluded the philosopher, "and if each of
you remembers and lives by these truths, you will have a happy
How Sir Philo Married a Beautiful Princess
Instead of the Woman He Loved
Once upon a time--and it had to be pretty long ago, as you will
see--there lived a bunch of people in a little inland kingdom. The
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Westward Ho! by Charles Kingsley:
and earth, and as Cary said, no wonder if, like Jack when he
climbed the magic bean-stalk, you had found a castle, a giant, and
a few acres of well-stocked park, packed away somewhere amid that
labyrinth of timber. Flower-gardens at least were there in plenty;
for every limb was covered with pendent cactuses, gorgeous
orchises, and wild pines; and while one-half the tree was clothed
in rich foliage, the other half, utterly leafless, bore on every
twig brilliant yellow flowers, around which humming-birds whirred
all day long. Parrots peeped in and out of every cranny, while,
within the airy woodland, brilliant lizards basked like living gems
upon the bark, gaudy finches flitted and chirruped, butterflies of
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from The Great Big Treasury of Beatrix Potter by Beatrix Potter:
armchair before the fire, and went
out and hurried to the village to look
for the doctor.
She found him at the smithy.
Ribby explained that her guest had
swallowed a patty-pan.
Dr. Maggotty hopped so fast that
Ribby had to run. It was most
conspicuous. All the village could see
that Ribby was fetching the doctor.
But while Ribby had been hunting