|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Barlaam and Ioasaph by St. John of Damascus:
that never ceased to gnaw the root of the tree whereon he hung,
and were all but on the point of severing it. Then he looked
down to the bottom of the pit and espied below a dragon,
breathing fire, fearful for eye to see, exceeding fierce and
grim, with terrible wide jaws, all agape to swallow him. Again
looking closely at the ledge whereon his feet rested, he
discerned four heads of asps projecting from the wall whereon he
was perched. Then he lift up his eyes and saw that from the
branches of the tree there dropped a little honey. And thereat
he ceased to think of the troubles whereby he was surrounded;
how, outside, the unicorn was madly raging to devour him: how,
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Ann Veronica by H. G. Wells:
CHAPTER THE SECOND
ANN VERONICA GATHERS POINTS OF VIEW
"Are you coming to the Fadden Dance, Ann Veronica?" asked
Ann Veronica considered her answer. "I mean to," she replied.
"You are making your dress?"
"Such as it is."
They were in the elder Widgett girl's bedroom; Hetty was laid up,
she said, with a sprained ankle, and a miscellaneous party was
gossiping away her tedium. It was a large, littered,
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from A Kidnapped Santa Claus by L. Frank Baum:
army of vengeance ever met them!
But lo! coming to meet his loyal friends appeared the imposing form of
Santa Claus, his white beard floating in the breeze and his bright
eyes sparkling with pleasure at this proof of the love and veneration
he had inspired in the hearts of the most powerful creatures in existence.
And while they clustered around him and danced with glee at his safe
return, he gave them earnest thanks for their support. But Wisk, and
Nuter, and Peter, and Kilter, he embraced affectionately.
"It is useless to pursue the Daemons," said Santa Claus to the army.
"They have their place in the world, and can never be destroyed. But
that is a great pity, nevertheless," he continued musingly.
A Kidnapped Santa Claus