|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The Koran:
do not help one another to sin and enmity; but fear God,- verily,
God is keen to punish.
Forbidden to you is that which dies of itself, and blood, and the
flesh of swine, and that which is devoted to other than God, and the
strangled and the knocked down, and that which falls down, and the
gored, and what wild beasts have eaten- except what ye slaughter in
time- and what is sacrificed to idols, and dividing carcases by
To-day shall those who disbelieve in your religion despair; do ye
not then fear them, but fear me- To-day is perfected for you your
religion, and fulfilled upon you is my favour, and I am pleased for
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from The Man against the Sky by Edwin Arlington Robinson:
That leads one more last human hope away,
As quiet fiends would lead past our crazed eyes
Our children to an unseen sacrifice?
If after all that we have lived and thought,
All comes to Nought, --
If there be nothing after Now,
And we be nothing anyhow,
And we know that, -- why live?
'Twere sure but weaklings' vain distress
To suffer dungeons where so many doors
Will open on the cold eternal shores
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Oedipus Trilogy by Sophocles:
And now old man, look up and answer all
I ask thee. Wast thou once of Laius' house?
I was, a thrall, not purchased but home-bred.
What was thy business? how wast thou employed?
The best part of my life I tended sheep.
What were the pastures thou didst most frequent?