Metaphors for healing

I find metaphors for life processes are very much mirrors of what happens during the therapeutic process. What are your metaphors for your life journey, thearpeutic journey and healing?

Here is the autobiography in five chapters by Portia Nelson. how would you write you autobiography using metaphors?

I.

I walk down the street. There is a deep hole in the sidewalk. I fall in. I am lost. I am helpless. It isn’t my fault. It takes forever to find a way out.

II.

I walk down the same street. There is a deep hole in the sidewalk. I still don’t see it. I fall in again. I can’t believe I am in the same place. It isn’t my fault. It still takes a long time to get out.

III.

I walk down the same street. There is a deep hole in the sidewalk. I see it there, I still fall in. It’s habit. It’s my fault. I know where I am. I get out immediately.

IV.

I walk down the same street. There is a deep hole in the sidewalk. I walk around it.

V.

I walk down a different street.

 

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