|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Montezuma's Daughter by H. Rider Haggard:
passing him off as the child of common people.
'Nay, husband,' she answered, 'it is better for him to die with us,
than to live as a slave of the Spaniards.'
At length it was over and the gates had shut behind the last of
them. Soon we heard the distant challenge of the Spanish sentries
as they perceived them, and the sounds of some shots followed by
'Doubtless the Tlascalans are massacring them,' I said. But it was
not so. When a few had been killed the leaders of the Spaniards
found that they waged war upon an unarmed mob, made up for the most
part of aged people, women and children, and their commander,
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from The Great Big Treasury of Beatrix Potter by Beatrix Potter:
little Benjamin, who was wearing
Little Benjamin said that the first
thing to be done was to get back
Peter's clothes, in order that they
might be able to use the pocket-
They took them off the scarecrow.
There had been rain during the night;
there was water in the shoes, and the
coat was somewhat shrunk.
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from The Hidden Masterpiece by Honore de Balzac:
painter. He drew back into a corner of the landing and made room for
the new-comer; looking at him attentively and hoping to find either
the frank good-nature of the artistic temperament, or the serviceable
disposition of those who promote the arts. But on the contrary he
fancied he saw something diabolical in the expression of the old man's
face,--something, I know not what, which has the quality of alluring
the artistic mind.
Imagine a bald head, the brow full and prominent and falling with deep
projection over a little flattened nose turned up at the end like the
noses of Rabelais and Socrates; a laughing, wrinkled mouth; a short
chin boldly chiselled and garnished with a gray beard cut into a