|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The Taming of the Shrew by William Shakespeare:
And, when he says he is--say that he dreams,
For he is nothing but a mighty lord.
This do, and do it kindly, gentle sirs;
It will be pastime passing excellent,
If it be husbanded with modesty.
My lord, I warrant you we will play our part,
As he shall think by our true diligence,
He is no less than what we say he is.
Take him up gently, and to bed with him,
The Taming of the Shrew
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Finished by H. Rider Haggard:
kloof; l thought it whispered--_Hail, Mameena!_ Some of the
older men, too, among them a few who had seen her die, in
trembling voices murmured, "It is Mameena!" whereon Zikali
scowled at them and they grew silent.
As for the figure it stood there patient and unmoved, like one
who has all time at its disposal, playing with the blue beads. I
heard them tinkle against each other, which proves that it was
human, for how could a wraith cause beads to tinkle, although it
is true that Christmas-story ghosts are said to clank their
chains. Her eyes roved idly and without interest over the
semi-circle of terrified men before her. Then by degrees they
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from What is Man? by Mark Twain:
out of his family's enjoyment of the pleasures and delights it
lavished upon them. Money has no MATERIAL value; if you remove
its spiritual value nothing is left but dross. It is so with all
things, little or big, majestic or trivial--there are no
exceptions. Crowns, scepters, pennies, paste jewels, village
notoriety, world-wide fame--they are all the same, they have no
MATERIAL value: while they content the SPIRIT they are precious,
when this fails they are worthless.
A Difficult Question
Y.M. You keep me confused and perplexed all the time by
your elusive terminology. Sometimes you divide a man up into two
What is Man?