|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Meno by Plato:
learned what he fancied that he knew, though he was really ignorant of it,
until he had fallen into perplexity under the idea that he did not know,
and had desired to know?
MENO: I think not, Socrates.
SOCRATES: Then he was the better for the torpedo's touch?
MENO: I think so.
SOCRATES: Mark now the farther development. I shall only ask him, and not
teach him, and he shall share the enquiry with me: and do you watch and
see if you find me telling or explaining anything to him, instead of
eliciting his opinion. Tell me, boy, is not this a square of four feet
which I have drawn?
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Maggie: A Girl of the Streets by Stephen Crane:
strike a mass of blocked trucks, splitting it into fragments, as a
blow annihilates a cake of ice, Jimmie's team could usually be
observed high and safe, with whole wheels, on the sidewalk.
The fearful coming of the engine could break up the most intricate
muddle of heavy vehicles at which the police had been swearing for
the half of an hour.
A fire engine was enshrined in his heart as an appalling thing
that he loved with a distant dog-like devotion. They had been
known to overturn street-cars. Those leaping horses, striking
sparks from the cobbles in their forward lunge, were creatures
to be ineffably admired. The clang of the gong pierced his breast
Maggie: A Girl of the Streets
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from King James Bible:
JOH 11:26 And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die.
Believest thou this?
JOH 11:27 She saith unto him, Yea, Lord: I believe that thou art the
Christ, the Son of God, which should come into the world.
JOH 11:28 And when she had so said, she went her way, and called Mary
her sister secretly, saying, The Master is come, and calleth for thee.
JOH 11:29 As soon as she heard that, she arose quickly, and came unto
JOH 11:30 Now Jesus was not yet come into the town, but was in that
place where Martha met him.
JOH 11:31 The Jews then which were with her in the house, and comforted
King James Bible