|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The Tanach:
Isaiah 37: 28 But I know thy sitting down, and thy going out, and thy coming in, and thy raging against Me.
Isaiah 37: 29 Because of thy raging against Me, and for that thine uproar is come up into Mine ears, therefore will I put My hook in thy nose, and My bridle in thy lips, and I will turn thee back by the way by which thou camest.
Isaiah 37: 30 And this shall be the sign unto thee: ye shall eat this year that which groweth of itself, and in the second year that which springeth of the same; and in the third year sow ye, and reap, and plant vineyards, and eat the fruit thereof.
Isaiah 37: 31 And the remnant that is escaped of the house of Judah shall again take root downward, and bear fruit upward.
Isaiah 37: 32 For out of Jerusalem shall go forth a remnant, and out of mount Zion they that shall escape; the zeal of the LORD of hosts shall perform this.
Isaiah 37: 33 Therefore thus saith the LORD concerning the king of Assyria: He shall not come unto this city, nor shoot an arrow there, neither shall he come before it with shield, nor cast a mound against it.
Isaiah 37: 34 By the way that he came, by the same shall he return, and he shall not come unto this city, saith the LORD.
Isaiah 37: 35 For I will defend this city to save it, for Mine own sake, and for My servant David's sake.'
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Men of Iron by Howard Pyle:
Gascoyne came and laid his hand on his friend's shoulder,
"Who touches me?" cried Myles, hoarsely, turning sharply upon
him; and then, seeing who it was, "Oh, Francis, they would ha'
"Come away, Myles," said Gascoyne; "thou knowest not what thou
doest; thou art mad; come away. What if thou hadst killed him?"
The words called Myles somewhat to himself. "I care not!" said
he, but sullenly and not passionately, and then he suffered
Gascoyne and Wilkes to lead him away.
Meantime Blunt's friends had turned him over, and, after feeling
his temples, his wrist, and his heart, bore him away to a bench
Men of Iron
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Alexander's Bridge by Willa Cather:
MacConnell said suddenly, "I hope you are happy."
"Terribly, dangerously happy, Mac,"--
Hilda spoke quietly, pressing the rough sleeve
of his greatcoat with her gloved hand.
"You've always thought me too old for
you, Hilda,--oh, of course you've never said
just that,--and here this fellow is not more
than eight years younger than I. I've always
felt that if I could get out of my old case I
might win you yet. It's a fine, brave youth
I carry inside me, only he'll never be seen."