|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Parmenides by Plato:
present it ceases to become, and is then whatever it may happen to be
And so the one, when in becoming older it reaches the present, ceases to
become, and is then older.
And it is older than that than which it was becoming older, and it was
becoming older than itself.
And that which is older is older than that which is younger?
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Moon-Face and Other Stories by Jack London:
bridges, and thundered over the larger iron ones to an ominous clanking of
They rode side by side, saving the animals for the rush at the finish, yet
putting them at a pace that drew upon vitality and staying power. Curving
around a clump of white oaks, the road straightened out before them for
several hundred yards, at the end of which they could see the ruined mill.
"Now for it!" the girl cried.
She urged the horse by suddenly leaning forward with her body, at the same
time, for an instant, letting the rein slack and touching the neck with her
bridle hand. She began to draw away from the man.
"Touch her on the neck!" she cried to him.
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Essays of Francis Bacon by Francis Bacon:
other that aspireth, is a wise prince. Generally, let
princes and states choose such ministers, as are
more sensible of duty than of using; and such as
love business rather upon conscience, than upon
bravery, and let them discern a busy nature, from
a willing mind.
THESE things are but toys, to come amongst
such serious observations. But yet, since
princes will have such things, it is better they
Essays of Francis Bacon