|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The Master of Ballantrae by Robert Louis Stevenson:
that I will have. Mind yourself; lest, when the roof falls, you,
too, should be crushed under the ruins."
As I came out of his house, all hope of intervention quite
destroyed, I was aware of a stir on the harbour-side, and, raising
my eyes, there was a great ship newly come to anchor. It seems
strange I could have looked upon her with so much indifference, for
she brought death to the brothers of Durrisdeer. After all the
desperate episodes of this contention, the insults, the opposing
interests, the fraternal duel in the shrubbery, it was reserved for
some poor devil in Grub Street, scribbling for his dinner, and not
caring what he scribbled, to cast a spell across four thousand
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from The Warlord of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs:
The black grinned malevolently in my face.
"You shall not escape this time, Earth man," he taunted.
The guards closed toward me. A red haze blurred my vision.
The fighting blood of my Virginian sires coursed hot through
my veins. The lust of battle in all its mad fury was upon me.
With a leap I was beside Thurid, and ere the devilish smirk
had faded from his handsome face I had caught him full upon the
mouth with my clenched fist; and as the good, old American blow
The Warlord of Mars
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from The Tanach:
Proverbs 4: 1 Hear, ye children, the instruction of a father, and attend to know understanding.
Proverbs 4: 2 For I give you good doctrine; forsake ye not my teaching.
Proverbs 4: 3 For I was a son unto my father, tender and an only one in the sight of my mother.
Proverbs 4: 4 And he taught me, and said unto me: 'Let thy heart hold fast my words, keep my commandments, and live;
Proverbs 4: 5 Get wisdom, get understanding; forget not, neither decline from the words of my mouth;
Proverbs 4: 6 Forsake her not, and she will preserve thee; love her, and she will keep thee.
Proverbs 4: 7 The beginning of wisdom is: Get wisdom; yea, with all thy getting get understanding.
Proverbs 4: 8 Extol her, and she will exalt thee; she will bring thee to honour, when thou dost embrace her.
Proverbs 4: 9 She will give to thy head a chaplet of grace; a crown of glory will she bestow on thee.'
Proverbs 4: 10 Hear, O my son, and receive my sayings; and the years of thy life shall be many.
Proverbs 4: 11 I have taught thee in the way of wisdom; I have led thee in paths of uprightness.