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Metaphors For Life

Posted in Individuals / Members / Monsters / Creative Writing, Psychology, Spiritual with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 4, 2010 by Drogo

Metaphors To Describe Aspects of Life

Which ones do you like best and why?

The following metaphors for life can be used in sentences;

“Life is a ___.”

Also “What do you think about ___?”; which then describes certain feelings you have towards aspects of life.

Metaphors for Life:

Game

Dream

Novel

Play / Movie (The World is a Stage with different Sets)

Party

Dance (applies to feelings about Sex)

Ocean (applies to feelings about Death)

Beach

River

Journey / Trip

War  (the meaning of life is to attack)

Opera / Song Ballad

Mystery

Maze*  (its confusing, but you don’t always want to get out)

*Walls (applies to feelings about barriers in life)

Door (secret of life is behind a door and you hold the key)

Hallway of Doors (many options in life)

Opportunity

Circus

Heaven / Hell

Pile of Shit

etc…. (please comment, list your own)

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Symbolic Sticks and Stones

Posted in Spiritual with tags , , , , , , , , , , on November 1, 2009 by Drogo

This is what Bi-Polar actor Stephen Fry said when he received a rude comment and decided to leave Twitter: “Well maybe I’ll see how I feel in a few days. Very low and depressed at the moment and any drop of meanness makes it so much worse. Sorry.”

When famous people are affected by other people’s comments, it can be exponentially worse than people with less social networking because there are more people to potentially bring them down. Although sometimes all it takes is one comment when one is vulnerable. If someone only has one friend in the World, and they feel offended by them; it can be even worse as so much rides on that one opinion.

“Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words can never hurt me.” This old spell is a common mind-over-mind mantra, and there are others. “I’m rubber, you’re glue; words bounce off of me and stick to you.” These can be used as a Ward against Words. Its only when we allow our perceived sentiments of other people’s opinions to bother us, that our feelings become symbolic sticks and stones. Symbolic sticks and stones may not directly break our bones, but can break our Will and Spirit to Live.