|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from King James Bible:
went together to Beersheba; and Abraham dwelt at Beersheba.
GEN 22:20 And it came to pass after these things, that it was told
Abraham, saying, Behold, Milcah, she hath also born children unto thy
GEN 22:21 Huz his firstborn, and Buz his brother, and Kemuel the father
GEN 22:22 And Chesed, and Hazo, and Pildash, and Jidlaph, and Bethuel.
GEN 22:23 And Bethuel begat Rebekah: these eight Milcah did bear to
Nahor, Abraham's brother.
GEN 22:24 And his concubine, whose name was Reumah, she bare also
Tebah, and Gaham, and Thahash, and Maachah.
King James Bible
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne:
took pains to move out of her path. A partridge, indeed, with a
brood of ten behind her, ran forward threateningly, but soon
repented of her fierceness, and clucked to her young ones not to
be afraid. A pigeon, alone on a low branch, allowed Pearl to
come beneath, and uttered a sound as much of greeting as alarm.
A squirrel, from the lofty depths of his domestic tree, chattered
either in anger or merriment -- for the squirrel is such a
choleric and humorous little personage, that it is hard to
distinguish between his moods -- so he chattered at the child,
and flung down a nut upon her bead. It was a last year's nut,
and already gnawed by his sharp tooth. A fox, startled from his
The Scarlet Letter
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from The Boys' Life of Abraham Lincoln by Helen Nicolay:
in the Civil War. Not only were the people of the South battling
for the principle of slavery; their slaves were a great source of
military strength. They were used by the Confederates in building
forts, hauling supplies, and in a hundred ways that added to the
effectiveness of their armies in the field. On the other hand the
very first result of the war was to give adventurous or
discontented slaves a chance to escape into Union camps, where,
even against orders to the contrary, they found protection for
the sake of the help they could give as cooks, servants, or
teamsters, the information they brought about the movements of
the enemy, or the great service they were able to render as