|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Beauty and The Beast by Bayard Taylor:
We are in Kinesma, a small town on the Volga, between Kostroma and
Nijni-Novgorod. The time is about the middle of the last century,
and the month October.
There was trouble one day, in the palace of Prince Alexis, of
Kinesma. This edifice, with its massive white walls, and its
pyramidal roofs of green copper, stood upon a gentle mound to the
eastward of the town, overlooking it, a broad stretch of the Volga,
and the opposite shore. On a similar hill, to the westward, stood
the church, glittering with its dozen bulging, golden domes. These
two establishments divided the sovereignty of Kinesma between them.
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from The Rig Veda:
1. HERBS that sprang up in time of old, three ages earlier
Of these, whose hue is brown, will I declare the hundred powers
2 Ye, Mothers, have a hundred homes, yea, and a thousand are
Do ye who have a thousand powers free this my patient from
The Rig Veda
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Court Life in China by Isaac Taylor Headland:
"And did she go to Li Hung-chang's home?"
"No, the old Viceroy wanted to take her to his home, build a
suite of rooms for her, and treat her as his daughter-in-law, but
our parents objected because she was so young. The Viceroy loved
her very much, and his eyes often filled with tears as he spoke
of her and the son who had passed away. When the Viceroy died she
wanted to go and kotow at his funeral, and all his family except
the eldest son were anxious to have her do so, and thus be
recognized as one of the family. But this son objected, and
though Lady Li knocked her head on the coffin until it bled he
would not yield, lest she might want her portion."