|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Dracula by Bram Stoker:
Mrs. Harker, alone of our party, did not show any signs of emotion.
After all, it is not strange that she did not, for we took special care
not to let her know anything about it, and we all tried not to show
any excitement when we were in her presence. In old days she would,
I am sure, have noticed, no matter how we might have tried to conceal it.
But in this way she is greatly changed during the past three weeks.
The lethargy grows upon her, and though she seems strong and well,
and is getting back some of her color, Van Helsing and I are not satisfied.
We talk of her often. We have not, however, said a word to the others.
It would break poor Harker's heart, certainly his nerve, if he knew that we
had even a suspicion on the subject. Van Helsing examines, he tells me,
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Oedipus Trilogy by Sophocles:
But shame upon you! if ye feel no sense
Of human decencies, at least revere
The Sun whose light beholds and nurtures all.
Leave not thus nakedly for all to gaze at
A horror neither earth nor rain from heaven
Nor light will suffer. Lead him straight within,
For it is seemly that a kinsman's woes
Be heard by kin and seen by kin alone.
O listen, since thy presence comes to me
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from The Call of the Wild by Jack London:
The pound and a half of sun-dried salmon, which was his ration for
each day, seemed to go nowhere. He never had enough, and suffered
from perpetual hunger pangs. Yet the other dogs, because they
weighed less and were born to the life, received a pound only of
the fish and managed to keep in good condition.
He swiftly lost the fastidiousness which had characterized his old
life. A dainty eater, he found that his mates, finishing first,
robbed him of his unfinished ration. There was no defending it.
While he was fighting off two or three, it was disappearing down
the throats of the others. To remedy this, he ate as fast as
they; and, so greatly did hunger compel him, he was not above