|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Little Women by Louisa May Alcott:
curls, and enjoying the effect as much as anybody.
"Come, Jo, don't desert a fellow. I'm in such a state of exhaustion
I can't get home without help. Don't take off your apron,
whatever you do, it's peculiarly becoming," said Laurie, as Jo
bestowed his especial aversion in her capacious pocket and offered
her arm to support his feeble steps.
"Now, Teddy, I want to talk seriously to you about tomorrow,"
began Jo, as they strolled away together. "You must promise to
behave well, and not cut up any pranks, and spoil our plans."
"Not a prank."
"And don't say funny things when we ought to be sober."
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Egmont by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe:
fresh troops again agitated the public mind, and filled it anew with anxiety
Alva. You seem to intimate that it would have been more advisable if the
king had not placed me in a position to interrogate you.
Egmont. Pardon me! It is not for me to determine whether the king acted
advisedly in sending the army hither, whether the might of his royal
presence alone would not have operated more powerfully. The army is
here, the king is not. But we should be most ungrateful were we to forget
what we owe to the Regent. Let it be acknowledged! By her prudence and
valour, by her judicious use of authority and force, of persuasion and
finesse, she pacified the insurgents, and, to the astonishment of the world,
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Pagan and Christian Creeds by Edward Carpenter:
sacrament he obtains union with his divinity."
Or again the doctrine of the Saviour. That also is one
on which I need not add much to what has been said already.
The number of pagan deities (mostly virgin-born and
done to death in some way or other in their efforts to
save mankind) is so great as to be difficult to keep
account of. The god Krishna in India, the god Indra
in Nepaul and Thibet, spilt their blood for the salvation
of men; Buddha said, according to Max Muller, "Let all
the sins that were in the world fall on me, that the world
may be delivered"; the Chinese Tien , the Holy One--"one
Pagan and Christian Creeds