|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Common Sense by Thomas Paine:
reverses the common order of nature, it is evident they belong
to different systems; England to Europe, America to itself.
I am not induced by motives of pride, party, or resentment
to espouse the doctrine of separation and independance;
I am clearly, positively, and conscientiously persuaded
that it is the true interest of this continent to be so;
that every thing short of THAT is mere patchwork,
that it can afford no lasting felicity,
--that it is leaving the sword to our children,
and shrinking back at a time, when, a little more,
a little farther, would have rendered this continent
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from The Mucker by Edgar Rice Burroughs:
and all were agreed that he was the most likely heavy
since Jeffries. Corbett admitted that, while in his prime he
could doubtless have bested the new wonder, he would have
found him a tough customer.
Everyone said that Byrne's future was assured. There was
not a man in sight who could touch him, and none who had
seen him fight the night before but would have staked his last
dollar on him in a mill with the black champion.
Cassidy wired a challenge to the Negro's manager, and
received an answer that was most favorable. The terms were,
as usual, rather one-sided but Cassidy accepted them, and it
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Within the Tides by Joseph Conrad:
riding boundaries, or droving cattle, or humping his swag about the
back-blocks away to the devil - somewhere. He may be even
prospecting at the back of beyond - this very moment."
"Or lying dead drunk in a roadside pub. It's late enough in the
day for that."
The Editor looked up instinctively. The clock was pointing at a
quarter to five. "Yes, it is," he admitted. "But it needn't be.
And he may have lit out into the Western Pacific all of a sudden -
say in a trading schooner. Though I really don't see in what
capacity. Still . . . "
"Or he may be passing at this very moment under this very window."
Within the Tides