|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Barlaam and Ioasaph by St. John of Damascus:
in this good confession, until my dying breath: look upon me, and
pity me; and stand by and keep me unhurt by any working of Satan.
Look upon me, O King: for my heart is enkindled with longing
after thee, and is parched as with burning thirst in the desert,
desiring thee, the well of immortality. Deliver not to the wild
beasts my soul that confesseth thee: forget not the soul of the
poor for ever; but grant me that am a sinner throughout my length
of days to suffer all things for thy name's sake and in the
confession of thee, and to sacrifice my whole self unto thee.
For, with thy might working in them, even the feeble shall wax
exceeding strong; for thou only art the unconquerable ally and
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Tarzan of the Apes by Edgar Rice Burroughs:
Tarzan replaced the box in the cupboard, but always thereafter
he carried the features of the strong, smiling face of his
father in his heart, and in his head a fixed determination to
solve the mystery of the strange words in the little black book.
At present he had more important business in hand, for his
supply of arrows was exhausted, and he must needs journey
to the black men's village and renew it.
Early the following morning he set out, and, traveling
rapidly, he came before midday to the clearing. Once more he
took up his position in the great tree, and, as before, he saw
the women in the fields and the village street, and the cauldron
Tarzan of the Apes
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Resurrection by Leo Tolstoy:
she is innocently accused. "I am the cause of it and the cause of
her fate being what it is. I feel it my duty to do all I can for
"But what is this I have heard about your intention of marrying
"Yes, it was my intention, but she does not wish it."
Katerina Ivanovna looked at her nephew with raised brows and
drooping eyeballs, in silent amazement. Suddenly her face
changed, and with a look of pleasure she said: "Well, she is
wiser than you. Dear me, you are a fool. And you would have