|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Barlaam and Ioasaph by St. John of Damascus:
were sent in quest of him, having learnt that he abode in the
desert, after diligent search, apprehended him and brought him
before the king's judgement seat. When the king saw him in such
vile and coarse raiment who before had been clad in rich apparel,
-- saw him, who had lived in the lap of luxury, shrunken and
wasted by the severe practice of discipline, and bearing about in
his body outward and visible signs of his hermit-life, he was
filled with mingled grief and fury, and, in speech blended of
these two passions, he spake unto him thus:
"O thou dullard and mad man, wherefore hast thou exchanged thine
honour for shame, and thy glorious estate for this unseemly show?
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Daisy Miller by Henry James:
Winterbourne, who denied the existence of such a person,
was quite unable to discover, and he was divided between amazement
at the rapidity of her induction and amusement at the frankness
of her persiflage. She seemed to him, in all this,
an extraordinary mixture of innocence and crudity. "Does she never
allow you more than three days at a time?" asked Daisy ironically.
"Doesn't she give you a vacation in summer? There's no one so hard
worked but they can get leave to go off somewhere at this season.
I suppose, if you stay another day, she'll come after you in the boat.
Do wait over till Friday, and I will go down to the landing to see
her arrive!" Winterbourne began to think he had been wrong to feel
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from King James Bible:
MAR 9:34 But they held their peace: for by the way they had disputed
among themselves, who should be the greatest.
MAR 9:35 And he sat down, and called the twelve, and saith unto them,
If any man desire to be first, the same shall be last of all, and
servant of all.
MAR 9:36 And he took a child, and set him in the midst of them: and
when he had taken him in his arms, he said unto them,
MAR 9:37 Whosoever shall receive one of such children in my name,
receiveth me: and whosoever shall receive me, receiveth not me, but him
that sent me.
MAR 9:38 And John answered him, saying, Master, we saw one casting out
King James Bible