|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Critias by Plato:
which she dwelt all round, making alternate zones of sea and land larger
and smaller, encircling one another; there were two of land and three of
water, which he turned as with a lathe, each having its circumference
equidistant every way from the centre, so that no man could get to the
island, for ships and voyages were not as yet. He himself, being a god,
found no difficulty in making special arrangements for the centre island,
bringing up two springs of water from beneath the earth, one of warm water
and the other of cold, and making every variety of food to spring up
abundantly from the soil. He also begat and brought up five pairs of twin
male children; and dividing the island of Atlantis into ten portions, he
gave to the first-born of the eldest pair his mother's dwelling and the
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from The Koran:
is to come to you; they drive out the Apostle and you for that ye
believe in God your Lord!
If ye go forth fighting strenuously in my cause and craving my
good pleasure, and secretly show love for them, yet do I know best
what ye conceal and what ye display! and he of you who does so has
erred from the level path.
If they find you they will be enemies to you, and they will
stretch forth against you their hands and their tongues for evil,
and would fain that ye should disbelieve; neither your kindred nor
your children shall profit you upon the resurrection day; it will
separate you! but God on what ye do doth look!
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from The Foolish Virgin by Thomas Dixon:
an irrelevant question to relieve her embarrassment.
Mary could feel her single eye fixed on her now in
a deep, brooding look. It made her uncomfortable.
She turned slowly and spoke in gentle tones.
"You've been so sweet to me today, Ella--father and
mother and best friend. I'll never forget your
kindness. You'd better rest awhile now until we go to
Dr. Craddock's. I want you to be there, too----"
"To see the marriage--ja?" she asked softly.
"Oh, no, my dear, no--I stay here and wait for you