|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The Spirit of the Border by Zane Grey:
have no spirit. The spirit is in his own heart. It guides the arrow to the
running deer, and steers the canoe over the swirling current. The spirit makes
him find the untrodden paths, and do brave deeds, and love his children and
his honor. It makes him meet his foe face to face, and if he is to die it
gives him strength to die--a man. The spirit is what makes him different from
the arrow, the canoe, the mountain, and all the birds and beasts. For it is
born of the Great Spirit, the creator of all. Him you must worship.
"Redmen, this worship is understanding your spirit and teaching it to do good
deeds. It is called Christianity. Christianity is love. If you will love the
Great Spirit you will love your wives, your children, your brothers, your
friends, your foes--you will love the palefaces. No more will you idle in
The Spirit of the Border
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from The Reign of King Edward the Third by William Shakespeare:
For the division of this certain spoil.
My liege, I crave the Lady, and no more.
Nay, soft ye, sir; first I must make my choice,
And first I do bespeak her for my self.
Why then, my liege, let me enjoy her jewels.
Those are her own, still liable to her,
And who inherits her, hath those with all.
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Egmont by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe:
Carpenter. You are an insolent knave.
Vansen. Gossip! Let the duke alone. The old cat looks as though he had
swallowed devils, instead of mice, and could not now digest them. Let him
alone, I say; he must eat, drink, and sleep, like other men. I am not afraid
if we only watch our opportunity, At first he makes quick work Of it; by-
and-by, however, he too will find that it is pleasanter to live in the larder,
among flitches of bacon, and to rest by night, than to entrap a few solitary
mice in the granary. Go to! I know the stadtholders.
Carpenter. What such a fellow can say with impunity! Had I said such a
thing, I should not hold myself safe a moment.
Vansen. Do not make yourselves uneasy! God in heaven does not trouble