|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The Octopus by Frank Norris:
headlong across the floor, crashing into the line of chairs.
Delaney was scrambling off the floor. There was blood on the
buster's wrist and he no longer carried his revolver. Suddenly
he turned and ran. The crowd parted right and left before him as
he made toward the doorway. He disappeared.
Twenty men promptly sprang to the buckskin's head, but she broke
away, and wild with terror, bewildered, blind, insensate, charged
into the corner of the barn by the musicians' stand. She brought
up against the wall with cruel force and with impact of a sack of
stones; her head was cut. She turned and charged again, bull-
like, the blood streaming from her forehead. The crowd,
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from On Horsemanship by Xenophon:
longest possible, as giving more time to rally and transfer the
second javelin to the right hand. And here we will state shortly the
most effective method of hurling the javelin. The horseman should
throw forward his left side, while drawing back his right; then rising
bodily from the thighs, he should let fly the missile with the point
slightly upwards. The dart so discharged will carry with the greatest
force and to the farthest distance; we may add, too, with the truest
aim, if at the moment of discharge the lance be directed steadily on
the object aimed at.
 Al. "to turn right-about."
 "If the lance is steadily eyeing the mark at the instant of
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Frankenstein by Mary Shelley:
almost magnificent; and the lovely Isis, which flows beside it
through meadows of exquisite verdure, is spread forth into a placid
expanse of waters, which reflects its majestic assemblage of towers,
and spires, and domes, embosomed among aged trees.
I enjoyed this scene, and yet my enjoyment was embittered
both by the memory of the past and the anticipation of the future.
I was formed for peaceful happiness. During my youthful days
discontent never visited my mind, and if I was ever overcome
by ennui, the sight of what is beautiful in nature or the study of
what is excellent and sublime in the productions of man could
always interest my heart and communicate elasticity to my spirits.