|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass: An American Slave by Frederick Douglass:
peared to understand his work, and went at it with
a sober, yet cheerful earnestness, which betokened
the deep interest which he felt in what he was doing,
as well as a sense of his own dignity as a man. To me
this looked exceedingly strange. From the wharves I
strolled around and over the town, gazing with won-
der and admiration at the splendid churches, beauti-
ful dwellings, and finely-cultivated gardens; evincing
an amount of wealth, comfort, taste, and refinement,
such as I had never seen in any part of slaveholding
The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass: An American Slave
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Dorothy and the Wizard in Oz by L. Frank Baum:
and Dorothy and Zeb came after them, while the throng of people
trooped in also.
There sat the thorny Sorcerer in his chair of state, and when the
Wizard saw him he began to laugh, uttering comical little chuckles.
"What an absurd creature!" he exclaimed.
"He may look absurd," said the Prince, in his quiet voice; "but he is
an excellent Sorcerer. The only fault I find with him is that he is
so often wrong."
"I am never wrong," answered the Sorcerer.
"Only a short time ago you told me there would be no more Rain of
Stones or of People," said the Prince.
Dorothy and the Wizard in Oz
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling:
chuckle of pride. "To think of one so young remembering the
Master Word for the birds too while he was being pulled across
"It was most firmly driven into him," said Bagheera. "But I
am proud of him, and now we must go to the Cold Lairs."
They all knew where that place was, but few of the Jungle
People ever went there, because what they called the Cold Lairs
was an old deserted city, lost and buried in the jungle, and
beasts seldom use a place that men have once used. The wild boar
will, but the hunting tribes do not. Besides, the monkeys lived
there as much as they could be said to live anywhere, and no
The Jungle Book