|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Songs of Innocence and Experience by William Blake:
Whate'er is born of mortal birth
Must be consumed with the earth,
To rise from generation free:
Then what have I to do with thee?
The sexes sprung from shame and pride,
Blowed in the morn, in evening died;
But mercy changed death into sleep;
The sexes rose to work and weep.
Thou, mother of my mortal part,
With cruelty didst mould my heart,
Songs of Innocence and Experience
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Jude the Obscure by Thomas Hardy:
the large building between it and the theatre.
"Here is the place--they are just going to pass!" cried Jude
in sudden excitement. And pushing his way to the front
he took up a position close to the barrier, still hugging
the youngest child in his arms, while Sue and the others kept
immediately behind him. The crowd filled in at their back,
and fell to talking, joking, and laughing as carriage
after carriage drew up at the lower door of the college,
and solemn stately figures in blood-red robes began to alight.
The sky had grown overcast and livid, and thunder rumbled now
Jude the Obscure
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Aesop's Fables by Aesop:
"I knew how it would be; your irregular life will soon be the ruin
of you. Why do you not work steadily as I do, and get your food
regularly given to you?"
"I would have no objection," said the Wolf, "if I could only
get a place."
"I will easily arrange that for you," said the Dog; "come with
me to my master and you shall share my work."
So the Wolf and the Dog went towards the town together. On
the way there the Wolf noticed that the hair on a certain part of
the Dog's neck was very much worn away, so he asked him how that
had come about.