|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The Rig Veda:
1. I PRAISE with sacrifices mighty Heaven and Earth at festivals,
wise, the Strengtheners of Law.
Who, having Gods for progeny, conjoined with Gods, through
wonder-working wisdom bring forth choicest boons.
2 With invocations, on the gracious Father's mind, and on the
great inherent power I muse.
Prolific Parents, they have made the world of life, and for
brood all round wide immortality.
The Rig Veda
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Agnes Grey by Anne Bronte:
time - the pretty creatures that we had tamed to peck their food
from our hands: I had given a farewell stroke to all their silky
backs as they crowded in my lap. I had tenderly kissed my own
peculiar favourites, the pair of snow-white fantails; I had played
my last tune on the old familiar piano, and sung my last song to
papa: not the last, I hoped, but the last for what appeared to me
a very long time. And, perhaps, when I did these things again it
would be with different feelings: circumstances might be changed,
and this house might never be my settled home again. My dear
little friend, the kitten, would certainly be changed: she was
already growing a fine cat; and when I returned, even for a hasty
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from The Mirror of the Sea by Joseph Conrad:
asking, "What on earth do you mean by that?"
Later on his meaning was illustrated more fully on a dark night in
a tight corner during a dead on-shore gale. I had called him up on
deck to help me consider our extremely unpleasant situation. There
was not much time for deep thinking, and his summing-up was: "It
looks pretty bad, whichever we try; but, then, sir, you always do
get out of a mess somehow."
It is difficult to disconnect the idea of ships' anchors from the
idea of the ship's chief mate - the man who sees them go down clear
and come up sometimes foul; because not even the most unremitting
The Mirror of the Sea