|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The Children of the Night by Edwin Arlington Robinson:
In everlasting runes the truth of Him.
The guerdon of new childhood is repose: --
Once he has read the primer of right thought,
A man may claim between two smithy strokes
Beatitude enough to realize
God's parallel completeness in the vague
And incommensurable excellence
That equitably uncreates itself
And makes a whirlwind of the Universe.
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Montezuma's Daughter by H. Rider Haggard:
gratings of their cell doors. Little wonder that the woman about
to die had striven to escape from such a home back to the world of
life and love! Yet for that crime she must perish. Surely God
will remember the doings of such men as these priests, and the
nation that fosters them. And, in deed, He does remember, for
where is the splendour of Spain to-day, and where are the cruel
rites she gloried in? Here in England their fetters are broken for
ever, and in striving to bind them fast upon us free Englishmen she
is broken also--never to be whole again.
At the far end of the passage we found a stair down which we
passed. At its foot was an iron-bound door that the monk unlocked
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Master and Man by Leo Tolstoy:
but gave him a peculiar joy such as he had never felt before.
'That's our way!' he said to himself, experiencing a strange
and solemn tenderness. He lay like that for a long time,
wiping his eyes on the fur of his coat and tucking under his
knee the right skirt, which the wind kept turning up.
But he longed so passionately to tell somebody of his joyful
condition that he said: 'Nikita!'
'It's comfortable, warm!' came a voice from beneath.
'There, you see, friend, I was going to perish. And you would
have been frozen, and I should have . . .'
But again his jaws began to quiver and his eyes to fill with
Master and Man