|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Adventure by Jack London:
Tulagi were laughing about it. I was a fool, and I certainly made
the mistake of taking the situation on its assumed innocent face-
So angry was Sheldon becoming that the face and form of the other
seemed to vibrate and oscillate before his eyes. Yet outwardly
Sheldon was calm and apparently weary of the discussion.
"Please keep her out of the conversation," he said.
"But why should I?" was the demand. "The pair of you trapped me
into making a fool of myself. How was I to know that everything
was not all right? You and she acted as if everything were on the
square. But my eyes are open now. Why, she played the outraged
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from King James Bible:
KI1 2:45 And king Solomon shall be blessed, and the throne of David
shall be established before the LORD for ever.
KI1 2:46 So the king commanded Benaiah the son of Jehoiada; which went
out, and fell upon him, that he died. And the kingdom was established in
the hand of Solomon.
KI1 3:1 And Solomon made affinity with Pharaoh king of Egypt, and took
Pharaoh's daughter, and brought her into the city of David, until he had
made an end of building his own house, and the house of the LORD, and
the wall of Jerusalem round about.
KI1 3:2 Only the people sacrificed in high places, because there was no
King James Bible
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Father Damien by Robert Louis Stevenson:
is an ordeal from which the nerves of a man's spirit shrink, even
as his eye quails under the brightness of the sun; you would have
felt it was (even today) a pitiful place to visit and a hell to
dwell in. It is not the fear of possible infection. That seems a
little thing when compared with the pain, the pity, and the disgust
of the visitor's surroundings, and the atmosphere of affliction,
disease, and physical disgrace in which he breathes. I do not
think I am a man more than usually timid; but I never recall the
days and nights I spent upon that island promontory (eight days and
seven nights), without heartfelt thankfulness that I am somewhere
else. I find in my diary that I speak of my stay as a "grinding