|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from United States Declaration of Independence:
We have warned them from time to time of attempts by their
legislature to extend an unwarrantable jurisdiction over us.
We have reminded them of the circumstances of our emigration and
settlement here. We have appealed to their native justice
and magnanimity, and we have conjured them by the ties of our
common kindred to disavow these usurpations, which would inevitably
interrupt our connections and correspondence. They too have been
deaf to the voice of justice and of consanguinity. We must, therefore,
acquiesce in the necessity, which denounces our Separation, and hold them,
as we hold the rest of mankind, Enemies in War, in Peace Friends.
We, therefore, the Representatives of the United States of America,
United States Declaration of Independence
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Aesop's Fables by Aesop:
for a long time. Then a Sheep went in, and before she came out a
Calf came up to receive the last wishes of the Lord of the Beasts.
But soon the Lion seemed to recover, and came to the mouth of his
cave, and saw the Fox, who had been waiting outside for some time.
"Why do you not come to pay your respects to me?" said the Lion to
"I beg your Majesty's pardon," said the Fox, "but I noticed
the track of the animals that have already come to you; and while
I see many hoof-marks going in, I see none coming out. Till the
animals that have entered your cave come out again I prefer to
remain in the open air."
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Tom Sawyer, Detective by Mark Twain:
their chins; some stroke their noses; some stroke up
UNDER their chin with their hand; some twirl a chain,
some fumble a button, then there's some that draws
a figure or a letter with their finger on their cheek,
or under their chin or on their under lip. That's MY way.
When I'm restless, or worried, or thinking hard, I draw
capital V's on my cheek or on my under lip or under my chin,
and never anything BUT capital V's--and half the time I
don't notice it and don't know I'm doing it."
That was odd. That is just what I do; only I make
an O. And I could see people nodding to one another,