|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Tarzan the Untamed by Edgar Rice Burroughs:
curved saber and sprang toward the Englishman. To Smith-
Oldwick there seemed no possible hope of escaping the keen-
edged weapon in the hands of the infuriated man, and though
he felt assured that it would draw down upon him an equally
sudden and possibly more terrible death, he did the only thing
that remained for him to do -- drew his pistol and fired straight
for the heart of the oncoming man. Without even so much as
a groan the fellow lunged forward upon the floor at Smith-
Oldwick's feet -- killed instantly with a bullet through the
heart. For several seconds the silence of the tomb reigned in
Tarzan the Untamed
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from The Figure in the Carpet by Henry James:
"No, but she'll talk all over the place: she'll do just what you
Vereker thought a moment, but wasn't so disconcerted as I had
feared: he felt that if the harm was done it only served him
right. "It doesn't matter - don't worry."
"I'll do my best, I promise you, that your talk with me shall go no
"Very good; do what you can."
"In the meantime," I pursued, "George Corvick's possession of the
tip may, on his part, really lead to something."
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Philebus by Plato:
of every sort stream in, and the pure mingle with the impure?
PROTARCHUS: I do not know, Socrates, that any great harm would come of
having them all, if only you have the first sort.
SOCRATES: Well, then, shall I let them all flow into what Homer poetically
terms 'a meeting of the waters'?
PROTARCHUS: By all means.
SOCRATES: There--I have let them in, and now I must return to the fountain
of pleasure. For we were not permitted to begin by mingling in a single
stream the true portions of both according to our original intention; but
the love of all knowledge constrained us to let all the sciences flow in
together before the pleasures.