" A healthy mind is like a deliberative democracy that meets inside itself, thinks, weighs choices, and makes decisions, hopefully that are right and helpful and that lead to increased opportunities in the future."
" A healthy mind is like a still pond. Right action follows from an empty mind as sure as ripples from a stone tossed into the water."
"A healthy mind is like a harbour and thoughts are like sail boats that come and go. It is only with a steady wind that boats may travel freely."
"G. K. Chesterton likened the mind of an insane person to a ring, endlessly enclosed upon itself, whereas a healthy mind is like a cross, expanding to reach out to others, horizontally, and to God, vertically."
"A healthy mind is like a body of writing in which all fury has risen to the surface and there been scrupulously skimmed away by the janitors of moderation."
"A healthy mind is like a temple which cannot be invaded without the will of its priest. Minds that are pure and illuminated by the force of truth cannot be possessed by evil spirits."
METAMIA is a free database of analogy and metaphor. Anyone can contribute or search. The subject matter can be anything. Science is popular, but poetry is encouraged. The goal is to integrate our fluid muses with the stark literalism of a relational database. Metamia is like a girdle for your muses, a cognitive girdle.