|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Court Life in China by Isaac Taylor Headland:
marriage, two ladies are selected by the mother of the young man
to carry a peculiar ornament made of ebony and jade, or jade
alone, or red lacquer, to the home of the prospective bride. This
ornament is called the ju yi, which means "According to my
wishes." If the lady receives it into her own hands it signifies
her willingness to become his bride; if she rejects it, the
negotiations are at an end, though I have never heard of a girl
who refused the ju yi.
 The remainder of the chapter is from Mrs. Headland's
Very erroneous ideas of the life and occupations of the Chinese
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Pathology of Lying, Etc. by William and Mary Healy:
or two cases of vicious grown people. The sex experiences we
have just enumerated were received through others--we are not
here speaking of masturbation, which is discussed above.
Psychic Contagion. Direct contagion of the tendency to lie seems
more than likely to take place, at least during the more plastic
periods of life. It may be that this only develops when there is
some sort of predisposition to instability; our related findings
on defective heredity would seem to indicate the fact. It should
be noted that in 5 instances out of our 19 mentally normal (Cases
2, 4, 6, 8, 20) some other member of the household, we learned
from reliable sources, was known as a chronic prevaricator.
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from The Arrow of Gold by Joseph Conrad:
"What poetical expressions he uses! That girl is more perverted
than one would think possible, considering what she is and whence
she came. It's true that I, too, come from the same spot."
"She is slightly crazy. I am a great favourite with her. I don't
say this to boast."
"It must be very comforting."
"Yes, it has cheered me immensely. Then after a morning of
delightful musings on one thing and another I went to lunch with a
charming lady and spent most of the afternoon talking with her."
Dona Rita raised her head.
The Arrow of Gold