|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from A Child's Garden of Verses by Robert Louis Stevenson:
In sad and happy days of yore:--
My second Mother, my first Wife,
The angel of my infant life--
From the sick child, now well and old,
Take, nurse, the little book you hold!
And grant it, Heaven, that all who read
May find as dear a nurse at need,
And every child who lists my rhyme,
In the bright, fireside, nursery clime,
May hear it in as kind a voice
As made my childish days rejoice!
A Child's Garden of Verses
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Barlaam and Ioasaph by St. John of Damascus:
strange delusions, and wandering apart into many branches of
"Some deemed that everything moved by mere chance, and taught
that there was no Providence, since there was no master to
govern. Others brought in fate, and committed everything to the
stars at birth. Others worshipped many evil deities subject to
many passions, to the end that they might have them to advocate
their own passions and shameful deeds, whose forms they moulded,
and whose dumb figures and senseless idols they set up, and
enclosed them in temples, and did homage to them, `serving the
creature more than the Creator.' Some worshipped the sun, moon
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from King James Bible:
the breastplate of judgment upon his heart, when he goeth in unto the
holy place, for a memorial before the LORD continually.
EXO 28:30 And thou shalt put in the breastplate of judgment the Urim
and the Thummim; and they shall be upon Aaron's heart, when he goeth in
before the LORD: and Aaron shall bear the judgment of the children of
Israel upon his heart before the LORD continually.
EXO 28:31 And thou shalt make the robe of the ephod all of blue.
EXO 28:32 And there shall be an hole in the top of it, in the midst
thereof: it shall have a binding of woven work round about the hole of
it, as it were the hole of an habergeon, that it be not rent.
EXO 28:33 And beneath upon the hem of it thou shalt make pomegranates
King James Bible