|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The Varieties of Religious Experience by William James:
though it were but an abstract idea. But with such vague
conjectures we have no concern at present, for our interest lies
with the faculty rather than with its organic seat.
Like all positive affections of consciousness, the sense of
reality has its negative counterpart in the shape of a feeling of
unreality by which persons may be haunted, and of which one
sometimes hears complaint:--
"When I reflect on the fact that I have made my appearance by
accident upon a globe itself whirled through space as the sport
of the catastrophes of the heavens," says Madame Ackermann; "when
I see myself surrounded by beings as ephemeral and
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from United States Declaration of Independence:
for their exercise; the State remaining in the mean time exposed
to all the dangers of invasion from without, and convulsions within.
He has endeavoured to prevent the population of these States;
for that purpose obstructing the Laws of Naturalization of Foreigners;
refusing to pass others to encourage their migration hither,
and raising the conditions of new Appropriations of Lands.
He has obstructed the Administration of Justice, by refusing his Assent
to Laws for establishing Judiciary Powers.
He has made judges dependent on his Will alone, for the tenure
of their offices, and the amount and payment of their salaries.
He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of
United States Declaration of Independence
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from The White Moll by Frank L. Packard:
open now where the Sparrow was on guard there was always the chance,
if Danglar and those of the gang with him were already in the
vicinity, of the light bringing them all the more quickly to the
Again she spoke to the Adventurer, as she removed the gag - and a
fear that made her sick at heart seized up on her. There was still
no answer. And now, as she worked, cutting at the cords on his
hands and feet, the love that she knew for the man, its restraint
broken by the sense of dread and fear at his condition, rose
dominant within her, and impulse that she could not hold in least
took possession of her, and in the darkness, since he would not