|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The Koran:
Fain would those who misbelieve that ye were careless of your arms
and your baggage, that they might turn upon you with a single turning.
And it is no crime to you if ye be annoyed with rain or be sick,
that ye lay down your arms; but take your precautions,- verily, God
has prepared for those who misbelieve a shameful woe.
But when ye have fulfilled your prayer, remember God standing and
sitting and lying on your sides; and when ye are in safety then be
steadfast in prayer; verily, prayer is for the believers prescribed
And do not give way in pursuit of the people; if ye suffer they
shall surely suffer too, even. as ye suffer; and ye hope from God, but
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Oedipus Trilogy by Sophocles:
What message hast thou brought us from the god?
Good news, for e'en intolerable ills,
Finding right issue, tend to naught but good.
How runs the oracle? thus far thy words
Give me no ground for confidence or fear.
If thou wouldst hear my message publicly,
I'll tell thee straight, or with thee pass within.
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Across The Plains by Robert Louis Stevenson:
forth his paw, caught a fly in his open palm, carried it to his
mouth like an ape, and looking suddenly up at the dreamer in the
window, winked to him with one eye. The dream went on, it matters
not how it went; it was a good dream as dreams go; but there was
nothing in the sequel worthy of that devilish brown dog. And the
point of interest for me lies partly in that very fact: that
having found so singular an incident, my imperfect dreamer should
prove unable to carry the tale to a fit end and fall back on
indescribable noises and indiscriminate horrors. It would be
different now; he knows his business better!
For, to approach at last the point: This honest fellow had long