You can be liberated from the tyranny of thinking my creating metaphorical mind cleansing rituals in your home. Instead of washing the dishes, wash your mind as well. The Metaphorical Ritual grafts the literal wishing of dishes with the cleansing of left-over thoughts and worries in your mind. This creates a holy triangle: dishes, thinking, you. You become in the ritual the one that is two. The two is the literal food you are washing away and the thinking you are washing away.
You see, unless you have a working metaphor like this cannot operate on your own mind. If you want to surgically remove cancerous thought, you need a tool, a metaphor you can work with. You need Archimedes Lever.