|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The Psychology of Revolution by Gustave le Bon:
doubted? Its discoveries having been innumerable, was it not
legitimate to suppose that by applying it to the construction of
societies it would entirely transform them? Its possible
function increased very rapidly in the thoughts of the more
enlightened, in proportion as tradition seemed more and more to
The sovereign power attributed to reason must be regarded as the
culminating idea which not only engendered the Revolution but
governed it throughout. During the whole Revolution men gave
themselves up to the most persevering efforts to break with the
past, and to erect society upon a new plan dictated by logic.
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from The Koran:
O ye who disbelieve! excuse not yourselves today;-ye shall only be
rewarded for that which ye have done.
O ye who believe! turn repentant to God with sincere repentance;
it may be that thy Lord will cover for you your offences and will
bring you into gardens beneath which rivers flow!-the day God will not
disgrace the Prophet nor those who believe with him; their light shall
run on before them, and at their right hands! they shall say, 'Our
Lord! perfect for us our light and forgive us; verily, Thou art mighty
O thou prophet! fight strenuously against the misbelievers and
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe:
ship was choked up with sand. However, as I had learned not to
despair of anything, I resolved to pull everything to pieces that I
could of the ship, concluding that everything I could get from her
would be of some use or other to me.
MAY 3. - I began with my saw, and cut a piece of a beam through,
which I thought held some of the upper part or quarter-deck
together, and when I had cut it through, I cleared away the sand as
well as I could from the side which lay highest; but the tide
coming in, I was obliged to give over for that time.
MAY 4. - I went a-fishing, but caught not one fish that I durst eat
of, till I was weary of my sport; when, just going to leave off, I