|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Myths and Myth-Makers by John Fiske:
Ilsenstein, having stopped to rest, leaning on his staff, the
mountain suddenly opened, for there was a springwort in his
staff without his knowing it, and the princess [Ilse] stood
before him. She bade him follow her, and when he was inside
the mountain she told him to take as much gold as he pleased.
The shepherd filled all his pockets, and was going away, when
the princess called after him, 'Forget not the best.' So,
thinking she meant that he had not taken enough, he filled his
hat also; but what she meant was his staff with the
springwort, which he had laid against the wall as soon as he
stepped in. But now, just as he was going out at the opening,
Myths and Myth-Makers
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Aeneid by Virgil:
In fighting fields from you shall learn to dare,
And serve the hard apprenticeship of war;
Your matchless courage and your conduct view,
And early shall begin t' admire and copy you.
Besides, two hundred horse he shall command;
Tho' few, a warlike and well-chosen band.
These in my name are listed; and my son
As many more has added in his own."
Scarce had he said; Achates and his guest,
With downcast eyes, their silent grief express'd;
Who, short of succors, and in deep despair,
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from The Koran:
signs to them: 'Celebrate (God's) praises morning and evening!'
O John! take the Book with strength; and we gave him judgment when a
boy, and grace from us, and purity; and he was pious and righteous
to his parents, and was not a rebellious tyrant.
So peace upon him the day he was born, and the day he died, and
the day he shall be raised up alive.
And mention, in the Book, Mary; when she retired from her family
into an eastern place; and she took a veil (to screen herself) from
them; and we sent unto her our spirit; and he took for her the
semblance of a well-made man. Said she, 'Verily, I take refuge in
the Merciful One from thee, if thou art pious.' Said he, 'I am only