|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The Soul of the Far East by Percival Lowell:
its turn may be omitted in the present argument; inasmuch as
Confucius taught confessedly and designedly only a system of morals,
and religiously abstained from pronouncing any opinion whatever upon
the character or the career of the human soul.
Taouism, the third great religion of China, resembles Shintoism to
this extent, that it is a body of superstition, and not a form of
philosophy. It undertakes to provide nostrums for spiritual ills,
but is dumb as to the constitution of the soul for which it professes
to prescribe. Its pills are to be swallowed unquestioningly by the
patient, and are warranted to cure; and owing to the two great human
frailties, fear and credulity, its practice is very large.
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from The Yates Pride by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman:
declaration which she does not intend to accept. I was always
taught that by my mother."
Then a small but insistent cry rent the air. "The baby is
awake!" cried Eudora, and ran, or, rather, paced swiftly--Eudora
had been taught never to run--and Lawton followed. It was he who
finally quieted the child, holding the little thing in his arms.
But the baby, before that, cried so long and lustily that all the
women in the Glynn house opposite were on the alert, and also
some of the friends who were calling there. Abby Simson was one.
"Harry Lawton has been there over an hour now," said Abby, while
the wailing continued, "and I know as well as I want to that
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from The Foolish Virgin by Thomas Dixon:
was standing before the door in the car, waiting to
take her to the City Hall to get the marriage
"Gee!" he cried, "you're the prettiest, sweetest
thing that ever walked this earth, with those cheeks
all flaming like a rose! Are you happy?"
She motioned him to keep his seat and sprang
lightly to his side.
"Aren't you happy, sir?" she added gayly.
"I am, yes--but to tell you the truth, I'm