|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The Rig Veda:
arms, give forth their lustre.
3 Wealthy, most like to Indra, Dawn hath risen, and brought
lauds that shall promote our welfare.
Daughter of Heaven, a Goddess, she distributes, best of Angirases,
treasures to the pious.
4 Bestow on us, O Dawn, that ample bounty which thou didst
those who sang thy praises;
Thou whom with bellowings of a bull they quickened: thou didst
The Rig Veda
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Miracle Mongers and Their Methods by Harry Houdini:
In passing I might call attention to the fact
that the Devil is supposed to dwell in the same
Some of the secrets of heat resistance as
practiced by the dime-museum and sideshow
performers of our time, secrets grouped under
the general title of ``Fire-eating,'' must have
been known in very early times. To quote
from Chambers' ``Book of Days'': ``In ancient
history we find several examples of people who
possessed the art of touching fire without being
Miracle Mongers and Their Methods
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Burning Daylight by Jack London:
had never seen so contented-looking a being.
"How old are you, daddy?" he queried.
"Eighty-four," was the reply. "Yes, sirree, eighty-four,and
"You must a' taken good care of yourself," Daylight suggested.
"I don't know about that. I ain't loafed none. I walked across
the Plains with an ox-team and fit Injuns in '51, and I was a
family man then with seven youngsters. I reckon I was as old
then as you are now, or pretty nigh on to it."
"Don't you find it lonely here?"