|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Maitre Cornelius by Honore de Balzac:
unite themselves with celestial grandeur, incredible sublimities are
felt in the silence; there is fear in the bended knee, hope in the
clasping hands. The concert of feelings in which all souls are rising
heavenward produces an inexplicable phenomenon of spirituality. The
mystical exaltation of the faithful reacts upon each of them; the
feebler are no doubt borne upward by the waves of this ocean of faith
and love. Prayer, a power electrical, draws our nature above itself.
This involuntary union of all wills, equally prostrate on the earth,
equally risen into heaven, contains, no doubt, the secret of the magic
influences wielded by the chants of the priests, the harmonies of the
organ, the perfumes and the pomps of the altar, the voices of the
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Of The Nature of Things by Lucretius:
Lest all things utterly be sped to naught;
For change in anything from out its bounds
Means instant death of that which was before.
Wherefore, since those things, mentioned heretofore,
Suffer a changed state, they must derive
From others ever unconvertible,
Lest an things utterly return to naught.
Then why not rather presuppose there be
Bodies with such a nature furnished forth
That, if perchance they have created fire,
Can still (by virtue of a few withdrawn,
Of The Nature of Things
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from The Case of The Lamp That Went Out by Grace Isabel Colbron and Augusta Groner:
face like that?" Muller asked with a laugh.
"Goodness me! you mustn't say such things!" exclaimed Franz in
alarm; "that's the Madam's brother. He's an officer, I'd have you
know. It's true, he doesn't look like much there, but that's
because he's not in uniform. It makes such a difference."
"Is the lady anything like her brother?" asked the detective
indifferently, bending to examine the wiring.
"Oh, dear, no, not a bit; they're as different as day and night.
He's only her half-brother anyway. She was the daughter of the
Colonel's second wife. Our Madam is the sweetest, gentlest lady
you can imagine, an angel of goodness. But the Lieutenant here