|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from King James Bible:
depths: their soul is melted because of trouble.
PSA 107:27 They reel to and fro, and stagger like a drunken man, and
are at their wit's end.
PSA 107:28 Then they cry unto the LORD in their trouble, and he
bringeth them out of their distresses.
PSA 107:29 He maketh the storm a calm, so that the waves thereof are
PSA 107:30 Then are they glad because they be quiet; so he bringeth
them unto their desired haven.
PSA 107:31 Oh that men would praise the LORD for his goodness, and for
his wonderful works to the children of men!
King James Bible
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from A Personal Record by Joseph Conrad:
true. Already the determined resolve that "if a seaman, then an
English seaman" was formulated in my head, though, of course, in
the Polish language. I did not know six words of English, and I
was astute enough to understand that it was much better to say
nothing of my purpose. As it was I was already looked upon as
partly insane, at least by the more distant acquaintances. The
principal thing was to get away. I put my trust in the
good-natured Solary's very civil letter to my uncle, though I was
shocked a little by the phrase about the metier de chien.
This Solary (Baptistin), when I beheld him in the flesh, turned
out a quite young man, very good-looking, with a fine black,
A Personal Record
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from The Second Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling:
wolverine-fur fringe of her ermine hood blew across her broad,
dark face. The sky above them was an intense velvety black,
changing to bands of Indian red on the horizon, where the great
stars burned like street-lamps. From time to time a greenish
wave of the Northern Lights would roll across the hollow of the
high heavens, flick like a flag, and disappear; or a meteor
would crackle from darkness to darkness, trailing a shower of
sparks behind. Then they could see the ridged and furrowed
surface of the floe tipped and laced with strange colours--red,
copper, and bluish; but in the ordinary starlight everything
turned to one frost-bitten gray. The floe, as you will remember,
The Second Jungle Book