|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The Young Forester by Zane Grey:
at once familiar and strange.
It was only when the long shadows began to creep under the trees that I
awoke fully to the truth.
I had missed the trail! I was lost in the forest!
IV. LOST IN THE FOREST
For a moment I was dazed. And then came panic. I ran up this ridge and that
one, I rushed to and fro over ground which looked, whatever way I turned,
exactly the same. And I kept saying, "I'm lost! I'm lost!" Not until I
dropped exhausted against a pine-tree did any other thought come to me.
The moment that I stopped running about so aimlessly the panicky feeling
left me. I remembered that for a ranger to be lost in the forest was an
The Young Forester
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Christ in Flanders by Honore de Balzac:
of splendor, thou hast steeped thyself in blood like some queen
stupefied by empery. Dost thou not remember to have been dull and
heavy at times, and the sudden marvelous lucidity of other moments; as
when Art emerges from an orgy? Oh! poet, painter, and singer, lover of
splendid ceremonies and protector of the arts, was thy friendship for
art perchance a caprice, that so thou shouldst sleep beneath
magnificent canopies? Was there not a day when, in thy fantastic
pride, though chastity and humility were prescribed to thee, thou
hadst brought all things beneath thy feet, and set thy foot on the
necks of princes; when earthly dominion, and wealth, and the mind of
man bore thy yoke? Exulting in the abasement of humanity, joying to
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Pericles by William Shakespeare:
Even in his throat -- unless it be the king --
That calls me traitor, I return the lie.
Now, by the gods, I do applaud his courage.
My actions are as noble as my thoughts,
That never relish'd of a base descent.
I came unto your court for honour's cause,