|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from A Voyage to Abyssinia by Father Lobo:
scarce passable, and full of serpents, which were continually
creeping between our legs; we might have avoided them in the day,
but being obliged, that we might avoid the excessive heats, to take
long marches in the night, we were every moment treading upon them.
Nothing but a signal interposition of Providence could have
preserved us from being bitten by them, or perishing either by
weariness or thirst, for sometimes we were a long time without
water, and had nothing to support our strength in this fatigue but a
little honey, and a small piece of cows' flesh dried in the sun.
Thus we travelled on for many days, scarce allowing ourselves any
rest, till we came to a channel or hollow worn in the mountains by
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Lady Chatterley's Lover by D. H. Lawrence:
life in spite of life. 'Who knoweth the mysteries of the will--for it
can triumph even against the angels--'
But his dread was the nights when he could not sleep. Then it was awful
indeed, when annihilation pressed in on him on every side. Then it was
ghastly, to exist without having any life: lifeless, in the night, to
But now he could ring for Mrs Bolton. And she would always come. That
was a great comfort. She would come in her dressing gown, with her hair
in a plait down her back, curiously girlish and dim, though the brown
plait was streaked with grey. And she would make him coffee or camomile
tea, and she would play chess or piquet with him. She had a woman's
Lady Chatterley's Lover
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling:
did not hear the call at first. Then he curled up ready for any
accident, his head lowered.
"Good hunting for us all," he answered. "Oho, Baloo, what
dost thou do here? Good hunting, Bagheera. One of us at least
needs food. Is there any news of game afoot? A doe now, or even
a young buck? I am as empty as a dried well."
"We are hunting," said Baloo carelessly. He knew that you
must not hurry Kaa. He is too big.
"Give me permission to come with you," said Kaa. "A blow more
or less is nothing to thee, Bagheera or Baloo, but I--I have to
wait and wait for days in a wood-path and climb half a night on
The Jungle Book