|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The Odyssey by Homer:
"Telemachus, I shall go upstairs and lie down on that sad couch,
which I have not ceased to water with my tears, from the day
Ulysses set out for Troy with the sons of Atreus. You failed,
however, to make it clear to me before the suitors came back to
the house, whether or no you had been able to hear anything
about the return of your father."
"I will tell you then truth," replied her son. "We went to Pylos
and saw Nestor, who took me to his house and treated me as
hospitably as though I were a son of his own who had just
returned after a long absence; so also did his sons; but he said
he had not heard a word from any human being about Ulysses,
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from The Battle of the Books by Jonathan Swift:
him to the peaceful bower of his father, Ogleby, by whom he was
disarmed and assigned to his repose.
Then Pindar slew -, and - and Oldham, and -, and Afra the Amazon,
light of foot; never advancing in a direct line, but wheeling with
incredible agility and force, he made a terrible slaughter among
the enemy's light-horse. Him when Cowley observed, his generous
heart burnt within him, and he advanced against the fierce Ancient,
imitating his address, his pace, and career, as well as the vigour
of his horse and his own skill would allow. When the two cavaliers
had approached within the length of three javelins, first Cowley
threw a lance, which missed Pindar, and, passing into the enemy's
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from The Koran:
until ye have massacred them, and bind fast the bonds!
Then either a free grant (of liberty) or a ransom until the war
shall have laid down its burdens. That!-but if God please He would
conquer them-but (it is) that He may try some of you by the others.
And those who are slain in God's cause, their works shall not go
wrong; He will guide them and set right their mind; and will make them
enter into Paradise which He has told them of.
O ye who believe! if ye help God, He will help you, and will make
firm your footsteps.
But as for those who misbelieve-confound them! and He will make
their works go wrong.