Don’t be a rabbit with horns.
Some people seem to understand and are moved by metaphors, me not so much. This is just me. I know this is a personal quirk of my nature. There I go using the metaphor of ’nature’ to describe my mental traits. I use metaphors when I’m too lazy to fully explain myself. A text or author that uses metaphors a lot seems to me to be lazy or unskilled in their explanation. They leave the heavy lifting for the reader.
The spectrum of metaphor runs from fanciful dream like to subtle colloquialisms. The problem I have with old historical texts is telling what part of the spectrum i’m reading.
Who knew that Zen would have a virgin birth myth in it. Surely this is a metaphor but how misleading. How sad.
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This journal is meant as a reminder to encourage my future self. Where I work on my mental fitness and ‘adulting’. A reminder to him to operate in the world with love and compassion and some tips put together in a moment of clarity to help him when he is less clear and caught up in stuff the he can’t control. Continue the conversation anytime: firstname.lastname@example.org.