|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from King James Bible:
CH1 18:2 And he smote Moab; and the Moabites became David's servants,
and brought gifts.
CH1 18:3 And David smote Hadarezer king of Zobah unto Hamath, as he
went to stablish his dominion by the river Euphrates.
CH1 18:4 And David took from him a thousand chariots, and seven
thousand horsemen, and twenty thousand footmen: David also houghed all
the chariot horses, but reserved of them an hundred chariots.
CH1 18:5 And when the Syrians of Damascus came to help Hadarezer king
of Zobah, David slew of the Syrians two and twenty thousand men.
CH1 18:6 Then David put garrisons in Syriadamascus; and the Syrians
became David's servants, and brought gifts. Thus the LORD preserved
King James Bible
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from The Deserted Woman by Honore de Balzac:
them, but I did not reproach you in the least.
"Yes, you are right. I ought not to be so selfish as to bind your
long and brilliant career to my so-soon out-worn life. . . . And
yet--how if I have been mistaken? How if I have taken your love
melancholy for a deliberation? Oh, my love, do not leave me in
suspense; punish this jealous wife of yours, but give her back the
sense of her love and yours; the whole woman lies in that--that
consciousness sanctifies everything.
"Since your mother came, since you paid a visit to Mlle. de
Rodiere, I have been gnawed by doubts dishonoring to us both. Make
me suffer for this, but do not deceive me; I want to know
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Virginibus Puerisque by Robert Louis Stevenson:
is carried away; now he is dashed against a boulder, now he
grapples for a moment to a trailing spray; at the end, he is
hurled out and overwhelmed in a dark and bottomless ocean. We
have no more than glimpses and touches; we are torn away from
our theories; we are spun round and round and shown this or
the other view of life, until only fools or knaves can hold to
their opinions. We take a sight at a condition in life, and
say we have studied it; our most elaborate view is no more
than an impression. If we had breathing space, we should take
the occasion to modify and adjust; but at this breakneck
hurry, we are no sooner boys than we are adult, no sooner in