|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The Forged Coupon by Leo Tolstoy:
God exists, and I don't believe in Him, brother.
I think when a man dies, grass will grow over
the spot, and that is the end of it."
"You are wrong to think like that. I have
murdered so many people, whereas she, poor
soul, was helping everybody. And you think she
and I are to have the same lot? Oh no! Only
"Then you believe the soul lives on after a
man is dead?"
"To be sure; it truly lives."
The Forged Coupon
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Poems of William Blake by William Blake:
Descend O little cloud & hover before the eyes of Thel.
The Cloud descended and the Lily bowd her modest head:
And went to mind her numerous charge among the verdant grass.
O little Cloud the virgin said, I charge thee to tell me
Why thou complainest now when in one hour thou fade away:
Then we shall seek thee but not find: ah Thel is like to thee.
I pass away, yet I complain, and no one hears my voice.
The Cloud then shewd his golden head & his bright form emerg'd.
Hovering and glittering on the air before the face of Thel.
O virgin know'st thou not our steeds drink of the golden springs
Poems of William Blake
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from A Tramp Abroad by Mark Twain:
out for you before you can turn around three times.
There is nothing he will not put his hand to. Suppose you
tell him you wish to go from Hamburg to Peking by the way
of Jericho, and are ignorant of routes and prices--
the next morning he will hand you a piece of paper with
the whole thing worked out on it to the last detail.
Before you have been long on European soil, you find
yourself still SAYING you are relying on Providence,
but when you come to look closer you will see that in reality
you are relying on the portier. He discovers what is
puzzling you, or what is troubling you, or what your need is,