Metaphors are tools which which you can work on your mind’s operating system. My talks are discoveries of Mind Metaphors that you can use to get a handle on the unseen. The mind is unseen, you see, so we need tools for that operation that are not the usual tool, but a special tool that can pry open the box of ambiguity. Lets look into this.
Do you want to see who DID IT? We love mysteries and the Detective is unrelenting. We like good detectives who suspend judgment until all the dots click and you know who did it. Buddha was such a deceptive in his search for the cause of our suffering, our discontent, our quiet desperation. AHAH! I see the house builder. I See who is building my mind/world….It is I. It is not easy to see that it is your hand in the cookie jar because your hand stealing the cookies is your unconscious hand. We have a conscious hand and an unconscious hand. The conscious hand is doing the best it can, always positive, but the unconscious hand is the negative, and it unravels what the right hand weaves. When we find that our work has been unraveled, we look around for someone to blame. He did it!
No…says the Detective…YOU did it! BAM….caught with your hand in the cookie jar. In Zen this is Satori. This, BTW, is Buddha’ Four Noble Truths…The four step in finding out the cause of our suffering.
If you suddenly discover the intention to find out Who Did It….then you need a Metaphor Toolbox.