|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from A Voyage to Arcturus by David Lindsay:
The rhythmical beats continued, but a very long way ahead - neither
was able to diminish the distance.
"What kind of man are you?" Corpang suddenly broke out.
"In what respect?"
"How do you come to be on such terms with the Invisible? How is it
that I've never had this experience before I met you, in spite of my
never-ending prayers and mortifications? In what way are you
superior to me?"
"To hear voices perhaps can't be made a profession," replied Maskull.
"I have a simple and unoccupied mind - that may be why I sometimes
hear things that up to the present you have not been able to."
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from American Notes by Rudyard Kipling:
itself, blooded on detachment duty, turned into the paths of
science, and now and again assembled at feasts of Free Masons,
and so forth.
It is too tiny to be a political power. The immortal wreck of
the Grand Army of the Republic is a political power of the
largest and most unblushing description. It ought not to help to
lay the foundations of an amateur military power that is blind
By great good luck the evil-minded train, already delayed twelve
hours by a burned bridge, brought me to the city on a Saturday by
way of that valley which the Mormons, over their efforts, had
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from The Dynamiter by Robert Louis Stevenson and Fanny Van De Grift Stevenson:
as I wandered bedless in the rainy streets, the most cruel
sufferings of the body were added to the tortures of my mind.
These things are not personal to me; they are common to all
unfortunates in my position. An oath, so light a thing to
swear, so grave a thing to break: an oath, taken in the heat
of youth, repented with what sobbings of the heart, but yet
in vain repented, as the years go on: an oath, that was once
the very utterance of the truth of God, but that falls to be
the symbol of a meaningless and empty slavery; such is the
yoke that many young men joyfully assume, and under whose
dead weight they live to suffer worse than death.