|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The Enchanted Island of Yew by L. Frank Baum:
In answer to their questions about the Kingdom of Auriel, he shook his
head sadly and replied:
"It is a rich and beautiful country, but has fallen under great
misfortunes. For when the good king died, about two years ago, the
kingdom was seized by a fierce and cruel sorcerer, named Kwytoffle,
who rules the people with great severity, and makes them bring him all
their money and valuable possessions. So every one is now very poor
and unhappy, and that is a great pity in a country so fair and fertile."
"But why do not the people rebel?" asked Nerle.
"They dare not rebel," answered the farmer, "because they fear the
sorcery of Kwytoffle. If they do not obey him he threatens to change
The Enchanted Island of Yew
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Helen of Troy And Other Poems by Sara Teasdale:
When she kissed your hands and feet?
Did your fingers, babywise,
Touch her face and touch her hair,
Did you think your mother fair,
Could you bear her burning eyes?
Are the songs that soothed your fears
Vanished like a vanished flame,
Save the line where shines your name
Starlike down the graying years?
Cleis speaks no word to me,
For the land where she has gone
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from The Koran:
who do not understand. Had God known any good in them, He would have
made them hear; but had He made them hear, they would have turned back
and have swerved aside.
O ye who believe! answer God and His Apostle when He calls you to
that which quickens you; and know that God steps in between man and
his heart; and that to Him ye shall be gathered. And fear
temptation, which will not light especially on those of you who have
done wrong; but know that God is keen to punish.
Remember when ye were few in number and weak in the land, fearing
lest people should snatch you away; then He sheltered you and aided
you with victory, and provided you with good things; haply ye may give