|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from King James Bible:
JOS 3:4 Yet there shall be a space between you and it, about two
thousand cubits by measure: come not near unto it, that ye may know the
way by which ye must go: for ye have not passed this way heretofore.
JOS 3:5 And Joshua said unto the people, Sanctify yourselves: for to
morrow the LORD will do wonders among you.
JOS 3:6 And Joshua spake unto the priests, saying, Take up the ark of
the covenant, and pass over before the people. And they took up the ark
of the covenant, and went before the people.
JOS 3:7 And the LORD said unto Joshua, This day will I begin to magnify
thee in the sight of all Israel, that they may know that, as I was with
Moses, so I will be with thee.
King James Bible
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from The Firm of Nucingen by Honore de Balzac:
of sentiment and interest. The other sort are lunatics that love and
imagine that they and the woman they love are the only two beings in
the world; for them millions are dirt; the glove or the camellia
flower that She wore is worth millions. If the squandered filthy lucre
is never to be found again in their possession, you find the remains
of floral relics hoarded in dainty cedar-wood boxes. They cannot
distinguish themselves one from the other; for them there is no 'I'
left. THOU--that is their Word made flesh. What can you do? Can you
stop the course of this 'hidden disease of the heart'? There are fools
that love without calculation and wise men that calculate while they
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Running a Thousand Miles for Freedom by William and Ellen Craft:
it convenient to return yet; and, as the free air of
good old England agrees so well with my wife and our
dear little ones, as well as with myself, it is not at all
likely we shall return at present to the "peculiar in-
stitution" of chains and stripes.
On reaching my wife's cottage she handed me
her pass, and I showed mine, but at that time
neither of us were able to read them. It is not only
unlawful for slaves to be taught to read, but in
some of the States there are heavy penalties at-
tached, such as fines and imprisonment, which will
Running a Thousand Miles for Freedom