|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The Tanach:
2_Kings 13: 18 And he said: 'Take the arrows'; and he took them. And he said unto the king of Israel: 'Smite upon the ground'; and he smote thrice, and stayed.
2_Kings 13: 19 And the man of God was wroth with him, and said: 'Thou shouldest have smitten five or six times; then hadst thou smitten Aram till thou hadst consumed it; whereas now thou shalt smite Aram but thrice.'
2_Kings 13: 20 And Elisha died, and they buried him. Now the bands of the Moabites used to invade the land at the coming in of the year.
2_Kings 13: 21 And it came to pass, as they were burying a man, that, behold, they spied a band; and they cast the man into the sepulchre of Elisha; and as soon as the man touched the bones of Elisha, he revived, and stood up on his feet.
2_Kings 13: 22 And Hazael king of Aram oppressed Israel all the days of Jehoahaz.
2_Kings 13: 23 But the LORD was gracious unto them, and had compassion on them, and had respect unto them, because of His covenant with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, and would not destroy them, neither hath He cast them from His presence until now.
2_Kings 13: 24 And Hazael king of Aram died; and Ben-hadad his son reigned in his stead.
2_Kings 13: 25 And Jehoash the son of Jehoahaz took again out of the hand of Ben-hadad the son of Hazael the cities which he had taken out of the hand of Jehoahaz his father by war. Three times did
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Paradise Lost by John Milton:
All courage; down their idle weapons dropt:
O'er shields, and helms, and helmed heads he rode
Of Thrones and mighty Seraphim prostrate,
That wished the mountains now might be again
Thrown on them, as a shelter from his ire.
Nor less on either side tempestuous fell
His arrows, from the fourfold-visaged Four
Distinct with eyes, and from the living wheels
Distinct alike with multitude of eyes;
One Spirit in them ruled; and every eye
Glared lightning, and shot forth pernicious fire
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from A Legend of Montrose by Walter Scott:
recovered. This circumstance serves to show, even if history had
not made us acquainted with the same fact, that the Highlanders
had never been accustomed to make war with the view of permanent
conquest, but only with the hope of deriving temporary advantage,
or deciding some immediate quarrel. It also explains the reason
why Montrose, with all his splendid successes, never obtained any
secure or permanent footing in the Lowlands, and why even those
Lowland noblemen and gentlemen, who were inclined to the royal
cause, showed diffidence and reluctance to join an army of a
character so desultory and irregular, as might lead them at all
times to apprehend that the Highlanders securing themselves by a