|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Lesser Hippias by Plato:
HIPPIAS: Very true.
SOCRATES: And he who runs slowly runs ill, and he who runs quickly runs
SOCRATES: Then in a race, and in running, swiftness is a good, and
slowness is an evil quality?
HIPPIAS: To be sure.
SOCRATES: Which of the two then is a better runner? He who runs slowly
voluntarily, or he who runs slowly involuntarily?
HIPPIAS: He who runs slowly voluntarily.
SOCRATES: And is not running a species of doing?
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from O Pioneers! by Willa Cather:
Marie tossed her head. "Emil can't fool me.
If he's bought a guitar, he goes serenading.
Who wouldn't, with all those Spanish girls
dropping flowers down from their windows!
I'd sing to them every night, wouldn't you,
The old lady chuckled. Her eyes lit up as
Marie bent down and opened the oven door.
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from The Silverado Squatters by Robert Louis Stevenson:
men, and he would assure me, on his honour, that there was
some peril on the mountain; appeal to me, by all that I held
holy, to turn back; and at length, finding all was in vain,
and that I still persisted, ignorantly foolhardy, he would
suddenly whip round and make a bee-line down the slope for
Silverado, the gravel showering after him. What was he
afraid of? There were admittedly brown bears and California
lions on the mountain; and a grizzly visited Rufe's poultry
yard not long before, to the unspeakable alarm of Caliban,
who dashed out to chastise the intruder, and found himself,
by moonlight, face to face with such a tartar. Something at