|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Old Indian Legends by Zitkala-Sa:
his fur. Iktomi's eyes were almost ready to jump out of his head
as he stood cooling a burn on his brown arm with his breath.
Sitting on his haunches, on the opposite side of the fire from
where Iktomi stood, the coyote began to laugh at him.
"Another day, my friend, do not take too much for granted.
Make sure the enemy is stone dead before you make a fire!"
Then off he ran so swiftly that his long bushy tail hung out
in a straight line with his back.
IKTOMI AND THE FAWN
IKTOMI AND THE FAWN
IN one of his wanderings through the wooded lands, Iktomi saw
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Cousin Betty by Honore de Balzac:
In three weeks the poor mother had suffered two wounds of which the
pain was greater than any ill-fortune she had hitherto endured. The
Baron had placed Victorin and his wife in great difficulties; and
then, by Lisbeth's account, he was the cause of his son-in-law's
misconduct, and had corrupted Wenceslas. The dignity of the father of
the family, so long upheld by her really foolish self-sacrifice, was
now overthrown. Though they did not regret the money the young Hulots
were full alike of doubts and uneasiness as regarded the Baron. This
sentiment, which was evidence enough, distressed the Baroness; she
foresaw a break-up of the family tie.
Hortense was accommodated in the dining-room, arranged as a bedroom
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Twilight Land by Howard Pyle:
That was the way he came back to the treasure of the ancient
kings of Egypt, and to the palace of enchantment that his father
For seven months he lived a life of joy and delight, surrounded
by crowds of courtiers as though they were a king, and going from
pleasure to pleasure without end. Nor had he any fear of an end
coming to it, for he knew that his treasure was inexhaustible. He
made friends with the princes and nobles of the land. From far
and wide people came to visit him, and the renown of his
magnificence filled all the world. When men would praise any one
they would say, "He is as rich," or as "magnificent," or as