|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The Mountains by Stewart Edward White:
period, we found ourselves more deeply involved.
The seemingly limited area spread with startling
swiftness to the very horizon. Abruptly it was borne
in on us that this was never going to end; just as
now for the first time we realized that it had begun
infinite ages ago. We were caught in the entanglement
of days. The Coast Ranges were the experiences
of a past incarnation: the Mountains were a myth.
Nothing was real but this; and this would endure
forever. We plodded on because somehow it was
part of the great plan that we should do so. Not
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Euthyphro by Plato:
EUTHYPHRO: Yes, indeed, Socrates; and if he attempts to indict me I am
mistaken if I do not find a flaw in him; the court shall have a great deal
more to say to him than to me.
SOCRATES: And I, my dear friend, knowing this, am desirous of becoming
your disciple. For I observe that no one appears to notice you--not even
this Meletus; but his sharp eyes have found me out at once, and he has
indicted me for impiety. And therefore, I adjure you to tell me the nature
of piety and impiety, which you said that you knew so well, and of murder,
and of other offences against the gods. What are they? Is not piety in
every action always the same? and impiety, again--is it not always the
opposite of piety, and also the same with itself, having, as impiety, one
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from The American by Henry James:
to America in advance."
"Very good," Valentin answered, "whenever you please.
But if I go to America, I must not let this gentleman suppose
that it is to run away from him."
And they separated. At the end of the act Newman observed that Valentin
was still in the baignoire. He strolled into the corridor again,
expecting to meet him, and when he was within a few yards of
Mademoiselle Nioche's box saw his friend pass out, accompanied by
the young man who had been seated beside its fair occupant.
The two gentlemen walked with some quickness of step to a distant part
of the lobby, where Newman perceived them stop and stand talking.