|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Kenilworth by Walter Scott:
have no access to the lady, but such as I shall point out--only
she may be amused to see his philosophical jugglery. Thou wilt
await at Cumnor Place my further orders; and, as thou livest,
beware of the ale-bench and the aqua vitae flask. Each breath
drawn in Cumnor Place must be kept severed from common air."
"Enough, my lord--I mean my worshipful master, soon, I trust, to
be my worshipful knightly master. You have given me my lesson
and my license; I will execute the one, and not abuse the other.
I will be in the saddle by daybreak."
"Do so, and deserve favour. Stay--ere thou goest fill me a cup
of wine--not out of that flask, sirrah," as Lambourne was pouring
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from The Rig Veda:
holy oil, oblation.
2 Foremost be he who brings thee food, O Mitra, who strives
thy sacred Law, Aditya.
He whom thou helpest ne'er is slain or conquered, on him, from
far, falls no affliction.
3 joying in sacred food and free from sickness, with knees
on the earth's broad surface,
The Rig Veda
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from To-morrow by Joseph Conrad:
any coldness of assent, or even a simple inattention
to the development of his projects of a home with
his returned son and his son's wife--would irritate
him into flings and jerks and wicked side glances.
He would dash his spade into the ground and walk
to and fro before it. Miss Bessie called it his tan-
trums. She shook her finger at him. Then, when
she came out again, after he had parted with her
in anger, he would watch out of the corner of his
eyes for the least sign of encouragement to ap-
proach the iron railings and resume his fatherly