|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The Black Arrow by Robert Louis Stevenson:
honourably true to us of Lancaster. Even in our last reverses he
"An it pleased you, then," said Dick, "to cast your eye upon this
letter, ye might somewhat change your thought of him;" and he
handed to the earl Sir Daniel's letter to Lord Wensleydale.
The effect upon the earl's countenance was instant; he lowered like
an angry lion, and his hand, with a sudden movement, clutched at
"Ye have read this also?" he asked.
"Even so," said Dick. "It is your lordship's own estate he offers
to Lord Wensleydale?"
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from The Koran:
this city and eat therefrom as plentifully as ye wish; and enter the
gate worshipping and say 'hittatun. So will we pardon you your sins
and give increase unto those who do well.'
But those who did wrong changed it for another word than that
which was said to them: and we sent down upon those who did wrong,
wrath from heaven for that they had so sinned.
When Moses, too, asked drink for his people and we said, 'Strike
with thy staff the rock,' and from it burst forth twelve springs; each
man among them knew his drinking place. 'Eat and drink of what God has
provided, and transgress not on the earth as evildoers.'
And when they said, Moses, we cannot always bear one kind of food;
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from The Magic of Oz by L. Frank Baum:
14. The Wizard Learns the Magic Word
Now, the Goose was the transformation of old Ruggedo, who was at one
time King of the Nomes, and he was even more angry at Kiki Aru than
were the others who shapes had been changed. The Nome detested
anything in the way of a bird, because birds lay eggs and eggs are
feared by all the Nomes more than anything else in the world. A goose
is a foolish bird, too, and Ruggedo was dreadfully ashamed of the
shape he was forced to wear. And it would make him shudder to reflect
that the Goose might lay an egg!
So the Nome was afraid of himself and afraid of everything around
him. If an egg touched him he could then be destroyed, and almost any
The Magic of Oz