|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The Koran:
On the day when he shall gather you to the day of gathering, that is
the day of cheating! but whoso believes in God and acts aright, He
will cover for him his offences, and will bring him into gardens
beneath which rivers flow, to dwell therein for aye! that is the
But those who misbelieve and say our signs are lies, they are the
fellows of the Fire, to dwell therein for aye! and evil shall the
No calamity befalls but by the permission of God: and whoso believes
in God, He will guide his heart; for God all things doth know!
So obey God and obey the Apostle: but if ye turn your backs-our
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Sons and Lovers by D. H. Lawrence:
the change, he did not stand firm on his own feet, but seemed to spin
rather giddily on the quick current of the new life. His mother was
anxious for him. She could feel him losing himself. He had danced
and gone to the theatre, boated on the river, been out with friends;
and she knew he sat up afterwards in his cold bedroom grinding away
at Latin, because he intended to get on in his office, and in the
law as much as he could. He never sent his mother any money now.
It was all taken, the little he had, for his own life. And she
did not want any, except sometimes, when she was in a tight corner,
and when ten shillings would have saved her much worry. She still
dreamed of William, and of what he would do, with herself behind him.
Sons and Lovers
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Alcibiades I by Plato:
and a circular tool, and other tools for cutting?
SOCRATES: But the tool is not the same as the cutter and user of the tool?
ALCIBIADES: Of course not.
SOCRATES: And in the same way the instrument of the harper is to be
distinguished from the harper himself?
ALCIBIADES: It is.
SOCRATES: Now the question which I asked was whether you conceive the user
to be always different from that which he uses?
ALCIBIADES: I do.
SOCRATES: Then what shall we say of the shoemaker? Does he cut with his