|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Black Beauty by Anna Sewell:
in a tolerably comfortable stable, and well attended to.
These stables were not so airy and pleasant as those I had been used to.
The stalls were laid on a slope instead of being level, and as my head
was kept tied to the manger, I was obliged always to stand on the slope,
which was very fatiguing. Men do not seem to know yet that horses
can do more work if they can stand comfortably and can turn about;
however, I was well fed and well cleaned, and, on the whole,
I think our master took as much care of us as he could.
He kept a good many horses and carriages of different kinds for hire.
Sometimes his own men drove them; at others, the horse and chaise
were let to gentlemen or ladies who drove themselves.
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Glinda of Oz by L. Frank Baum:
She clapped her hands together and again a table
loaded with food appeared in the cottage. It was a
longer table, this time, and places were set for the
three Adepts as well as for Reera and Ervic.
"Sit down, friends, and eat your fill," said the
Yookoohoo, but instead of seating herself at the head
of the table she went to the cupboard, saying to the
Adepts: "Your beauty and grace, my fair friends, quite
outshine my own. So that I may appear properly at the
banquet table I intend, in honor of this occasion, to
take upon myself my natural shape."
Glinda of Oz
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Finished by H. Rider Haggard:
Goza. "There and nowhere else will he meet the King, and there
he demands that three huts should be built to shelter him and his
folk and stored with all things needful. If this be not granted
to him, then he refuses to visit the King or to give counsel to
"So be it then," said Cetewayo. "Send messengers to the Opener
of Roads, Goza, saying that what he desires shall be done. Let
my command go out that under pain of death none spy upon him
while he journeys hither or returns. Let the huts be built
forthwith, and when it is known that he is coming, let food in
plenty be placed in them and afterwards morning by morning taken