|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The Village Rector by Honore de Balzac:
like Graslin. She studied them, and then she seemed to question their
wives; but nothing on the faces of those women revealed an inward
anguish like to hers, and she returned home sad and gloomy and
distressed about herself. The authors she had read in the morning
answered to the feelings in her soul; their thoughts pleased her; but
at night she heard only empty words, not even presented in a lively
way,--dull, empty, foolish conversations in petty local matters, or
personalities of no interest to her. She was often surprised at the
heat displayed in discussions which concerned no feeling or sentiment
--to her the essence of existence, the soul of life.
Often she was seen with fixed eyes, mentally absorbed, thinking no
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from The Koran:
lies; see then how was the end of those who had been warned!
Then we raised up after him apostles unto their people, and they
came to them with manifest signs; but they would not believe in what
they had called a lie before. Thus do we set a stamp upon the hearts
of the transgressors.
Then we raised up after them Moses and Aaron, unto Pharaoh and his
chiefs with our signs; but they were too big with pride, and were a
sinful people; and when the truth came to them from us they said,
verily, 'This is obvious sorcery.'
Moses said, 'Will ye say of the truth when it comes to you, Is
this sorcery? But sorcerers shall not prosper.'
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from The Gods of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs:
now it would be too small even to permit the slender form
of my Princess to pass. Oh, why did not Xodar haste. Above
we could hear the faint echoes of a great tumult. It was the
multitude of black and red and green men fighting their way
through the fire from the burning Temple of Issus.
A draught from above brought the fumes of smoke to
our nostrils. As we stood waiting for Xodar the smoke
became thicker and thicker. Presently we heard shouting at
the far end of the corridor, and hurrying feet.
"Come back, John Carter, come back!" cried a voice, "even
the pits are burning."
The Gods of Mars