BEWLEYTHERAPY: Do we create our own luck?
As writers, metaphors should be easy for you to figure out. As a psychotherapist, I should know them off by heart! In fact, I tend to use a lot of them to help writers get the better of their anxieties and to help them through their depressive slump when their books don't sell. Here is a wonderful tale with a metaphor, the meaning of which, I will leave for your subconscious mind to figure. It’s a French story and one that everyone could learn a lot from.
Gold Nugget or Brass Tack?
A poor man was walking along a road when he met a traveller who stopped him and said,
“My good friend, I see you are poor. Take this gold nugget, sell it and you will be rich all your days.”
The man was overjoyed at his good fortune. He took the nugget home. He immediately found work and became so prosperous that he did not sell the nugget. Years passed and he became a very rich man.
One day he met a poor man on the road and said to him,
“My good friend, I will give you this gold nugget, which, if you sell, will make you rich for life.”
The poor man took the nugget, had it valued and found it was only brass.
Kaye is a freelance publisher, author and certified psychotherapist with over three decades of experience. She is also a writer for various blogs about writing, publishing, travelling and health care.
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