|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The Symposium by Xenophon:
he whose heart is set on loyal friendship resembles rather a man who
has a farmstead of his own. At any rate, he scours the wide world to
find what may enhance the value of his soul's delight.
 Or, "wantonness"; and for the apology see Plat. "Phaedr." 238: "I
appear to be in a divine fury, for already I am getting into
 Lit. "to speak openly against that other sort of love which is
 Cf. Michelet, I think, as to the French peasant-farmer regarding
his property as "sa femme."
Again, let us consider the effect upon the object of attachment. Let
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Hellenica by Xenophon:
of his advice. Appearing at Lacedaemon as the accuser of
Tissaphernes, he had carried his case, not only by the testimony of
Astyochus, but by the obvious sincerity of his statements, and on the
strength of this reputation he now betook himself to Pharnabazus. The
latter did not wait to be asked, but at once gave him money, which
enabled him to collect friends and triremes, with a view to his
ultimate recall to Syracuse. Meanwhile the successors of the
Syracusans had arrived at Miletus, where they took charge of the ships
and the army.
 The matter referred to is fully explained Thuc. viii. 85.
It was at this same season that a revolution occurred in Thasos,
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from King James Bible:
SA1 8:6 But the thing displeased Samuel, when they said, Give us a king
to judge us. And Samuel prayed unto the LORD.
SA1 8:7 And the LORD said unto Samuel, Hearken unto the voice of the
people in all that they say unto thee: for they have not rejected thee,
but they have rejected me, that I should not reign over them.
SA1 8:8 According to all the works which they have done since the day
that I brought them up out of Egypt even unto this day, wherewith they
have forsaken me, and served other gods, so do they also unto thee.
SA1 8:9 Now therefore hearken unto their voice: howbeit yet protest
solemnly unto them, and shew them the manner of the king that shall
reign over them.
King James Bible