|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The Tin Woodman of Oz by L. Frank Baum:
the others were solemn, feeling they had been rebuked,
and tramped on in silence.
Suddenly Woot, who was in the lead, looked around and
found that all his comrades had mysteriously
disappeared. But where could they have gone to? The
broad plain was all about him and there were neither
trees nor bushes that could hide even a rabbit, nor any
hole for one to fall into. Yet there he stood, alone.
Surprise had caused him to halt, and with a
thoughtful and puzzled expression on his face he looked
down at his feet. It startled him anew to discover that
The Tin Woodman of Oz
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from The Ebb-Tide by Stevenson & Osbourne:
perfect of the most perfect of poets; and a phrase struck him
like a blow: Du, stolzes Herz, A hast es ja gewolit. Where was
the pride of his heart? And he raged against himself, as a man
bites on a sore tooth, in a heady sensuality of scorn. 'I have no
pride, I have no heart, no manhood,' he thought, 'or why should
I prolong a life more shameful than the gallows? Or why should
I have fallen to it? No pride, no capacity, no force. Not even a
bandit! and to be starving here with worse than banditti--with
this trivial hell-hound!' His rage against his comrade rose and
flooded him, and he shook a trembling fist at the sleeper.
A swift step was audible. The captain appeared upon the
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from All's Well That Ends Well by William Shakespeare:
Very hand of heaven.
Ay; so I say.
In a most weak,--
And debile minister, great power, great transcendence: which
should, indeed, give us a further use to be made than alone
the recov'ry of the king, as to be,--