|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Alexandria and her Schools by Charles Kingsley:
That was left for the general whom he most esteemed, and to whose
personal prowess he had once owed his life; a man than whom history
knows few greater, Ptolemy, the son of Lagus. He was an adventurer, the
son of an adventurer, his mother a cast-off concubine of Philip of
Macedon. There were those who said that he was in reality a son of
Philip himself. However, he rose at court, became a private friend of
young Alexander, and at last his Somatophylax, some sort of Colonel of
the Life Guards. And from thence he rose rapidly, till after his great
master's death he found himself despot of Egypt.
His face, as it appears on his coins, is of the loftiest and most Jove-
like type of Greek beauty. There is a possibility about it, as about
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from The Oakdale Affair by Edgar Rice Burroughs:
imaginative and keenly sensitive, he realized with what
depth of horror the girl anticipated a return to her home
and friends after the childish escapade which had cul-
minated, even through no fault of hers, in criminal
tragedy of the most sordid sort.
As the three held a council of war at the rear of the
deserted house they were startled by the loud squeaking
of brake bands on the road in front. Bridge ran quickly
into the kitchen and through to the front room where he
saw three men alighting from a large touring car which
had drawn up before the sagging gate. As the foremost
The Oakdale Affair
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from The Koran:
and they shall not be taken back into favour.
And when those who join their partners with God say, 'Our Lord!
these be our partners on whom we used to call beside Thee.' And they
shall proffer them the speech, 'Verily, ye are liars! And they shall
proffer on that day peace unto God; and that which they had devised
shall stray away from them.
Those who misbelieve and turn folks off God's path, we will add
torment to their torment, for that they were evildoers.
And on the day when we will raise up in every nation a witness
against them from among themselves, and we will bring thee as a
witness against these; for we have sent down to thee a book explaining