|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from In the Cage by Henry James:
oftenest say to each other was that they knew what they meant; and
the sentiment with which, all round, they knew it was known had
well-nigh amounted to a promise not again to fall apart.
Mrs. Jordan was at present fairly dazzling on the subject of the
way that, in the practice of her fairy art, as she called it, she
more than peeped in--she penetrated. There was not a house of the
great kind--and it was of course only a question of those, real
homes of luxury--in which she was not, at the rate such people now
had things, all over the place. The girl felt before the picture
the cold breath of disinheritance as much as she had ever felt it
in the cage; she knew moreover how much she betrayed this, for the
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from The Lost Princess of Oz by L. Frank Baum:
seems to us a very pleasant place, but what is down below we do not
know. The chances are it is not so pleasant, so we had best stay
where we are."
"It may be a far better country than this is," suggested the Cookie
"Maybe, maybe," responded another Yip, "but why take chances?
Contentment with one's lot is true wisdom.
Perhaps in some other country there are better cookies than you cook,
but as we have always eaten your cookies and liked them--except when
they are burned on the bottom--we do not long for any better ones."
Cayke might have agreed to this argument had she not been so anxious
The Lost Princess of Oz
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Anthem by Ayn Rand:
may not wish. We know that we are evil,
but there is no will in us and no power
to resist it. This is our wonder and our
secret fear, that we know and do not resist.
We strive to be like all our brother men,
for all men must be alike. Over the portals
of the Palace of the World Council, there
are words cut in the marble, which we
repeat to ourselves whenever we are tempted:
"WE ARE ONE IN ALL AND ALL IN ONE.
THERE ARE NO MEN BUT ONLY THE GREAT _WE_,