|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Thuvia, Maid of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs:
be accomplished and the future of Lothar assured.
He asserted that matter was nonexistent except in the
imagination of man--that all was mental, and so he believed
that by persisting in his suggestion he could eventually make
of me a permanent suggestion in the minds of all creatures.
"Yesterday he succeeded, but at such a time! It must
have come all unknown to him, as it came to me without
my knowledge, as, with my horde of yelling bowmen, I
pursued the fleeing Torquasians back to their ochre plains.
"As darkness settled and the time came for us to
fade once more into thin air, I suddenly found myself
Thuvia, Maid of Mars
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from End of the Tether by Joseph Conrad:
from top to toe with the internal vibration of the ship;
from under his feet came sometimes a sudden clang of
iron, the noisy burst of a shout below; to the right the
leaves of the tree-tops caught the rays of the low sun,
and seemed to shine with a golden green light of their
own shimmering around the highest boughs which stood
out black against a smooth blue sky that seemed to
droop over the bed of the river like the roof of a tent.
The passengers for Batu Beru, kneeling on the planks,
were engaged in rolling their bedding of mats busily;
they tied up bundles, they snapped the locks of wooden
End of the Tether
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from A House of Pomegranates by Oscar Wilde:
'Why! there is a crook of gold for whoever finds it,' they cried,
and they set to and ran, so eager were they for the gold.
And one of them ran faster than his mate, and outstripped him, and
forced his way through the willows, and came out on the other side,
and lo! there was indeed a thing of gold lying on the white snow.
So he hastened towards it, and stooping down placed his hands upon
it, and it was a cloak of golden tissue, curiously wrought with
stars, and wrapped in many folds. And he cried out to his comrade
that he had found the treasure that had fallen from the sky, and
when his comrade had come up, they sat them down in the snow, and
loosened the folds of the cloak that they might divide the pieces