|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Cromwell by William Shakespeare:
These honors are too high for my desert.
O content thee, man; who would not choose it?
Yet thou art wise in seeming to refuse it.
Here's honors, titles, and promotions:
I fear this climbing will have a sudden fall.
Then come, my Lords; let's altogether bring
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Master and Man by Leo Tolstoy:
'Petrushka, go and open the gate!' he added, turning to the lad
in the red shirt.
'All right,' said the lad in a cheerful voice, and ran back
into the passage.
'But we're not staying the night,' said Vasili Andreevich.
'Where will you go in the night? You'd better stay!'
'I'd be glad to, but I must go on. It's business, and it can't
'Well, warm yourself at least. The samovar is just ready.'
'Warm myself? Yes, I'll do that,' said Vasili Andreevich. 'It
won't get darker. The moon will rise and it will be lighter.
Master and Man
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from The Tanach:
Ezekiel 27: 35 All the inhabitants of the isles are appalled at thee, and their kings are horribly afraid, they are troubled in their countenance;
Ezekiel 27: 36 The merchants among the peoples hiss at thee; thou art become a terror, and never shalt be any more.'
Ezekiel 28: 1 And the word of the LORD came unto me, saying:
Ezekiel 28: 2 'Son of man, say unto the prince of Tyre: Thus saith the Lord GOD: because thy heart is lifted up, and thou hast said: I am a god, I sit in the seat of God, in the heart of the seas; yet thou art man, and not God, though thou didst set thy heart as the heart of God--
Ezekiel 28: 3 Behold, thou art wiser than Daniel! there is no secret that they can hide from thee!
Ezekiel 28: 4 By thy wisdom and by thy discernment thou hast gotten thee riches, and hast gotten gold and silver into thy treasures;
Ezekiel 28: 5 In thy great wisdom by thy traffic hast thou increased thy riches, and thy heart is lifted up because of thy riches--
Ezekiel 28: 6 Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD: because thou hast set thy heart as the heart of God;
Ezekiel 28: 7 Therefore, behold, I will bring strangers upon thee, the terrible of the nations; and they shall draw their swords against the beauty of thy wisdom, and they shall defile thy brightness.