|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from King James Bible:
GEN 11:3 And they said one to another, Go to, let us make brick, and
burn them thoroughly. And they had brick for stone, and slime had they
GEN 11:4 And they said, Go to, let us build us a city and a tower,
whose top may reach unto heaven; and let us make us a name, lest we be
scattered abroad upon the face of the whole earth.
GEN 11:5 And the LORD came down to see the city and the tower, which
the children of men builded.
GEN 11:6 And the LORD said, Behold, the people is one, and they have
all one language; and this they begin to do: and now nothing will be
restrained from them, which they have imagined to do.
King James Bible
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Early Short Fiction of Edith Wharton by Edith Wharton:
"You are not deceiving me, are you?" she said.
"No--no," stammered Mrs. Black. "How can you think such a thing
of me, Mrs. Manstey?"
Slowly Mrs. Manstey's clutch relaxed, and she passed through the
open door. "One thousand dollars," she repeated, pausing in the
hall; then she let herself out of the house and hobbled down the
steps, supporting herself on the cast-iron railing.
"My goodness," exclaimed Mrs. Black, shutting and bolting the
hall-door, "I never knew the old woman was crazy! And she looks
so quiet and ladylike, too."
Mrs. Manstey slept well that night, but early the next morning
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from The Deputy of Arcis by Honore de Balzac:
of page to the Emperor, trained from the age of twelve in the art of
riding, he was held to be the skilfulest of horsemen. Having always
fine horses in his stable, he raised some, and ruled the fashion in
equestrianism. No man could stand a supper of young bloods better than
he; he drank more than the best-trained toper, but he came out fresh
and cool, and ready to begin again as if orgy were his element.
Maxime, one of those despised men who know how to repress the contempt
they inspire by the insolence of their attitude and the fear they
cause, never deceived himself as to his actual position. Hence his
real strength. Strong men are always their own critics.
Under the Restoration he had made the most of his former condition of