"Unwanted thoughts are like stray cats that trespass across our yards. You may not be successful in keeping them out completely, but a single thought that sneaks into your mind will not do much harm unless you invite it to linger and treat it as a welcome guest rather than as an intruder. Do not feed these strangers. Do not nurture a friendship with them. "
"Unwanted thoughts are like unwanted free-loaders living in your house. How did they get into your mind? When did they come in? Where did they come from?"
"Persistent, unwanted thoughts are like a gramophone record when the stylus has jumped the groove and invariably cause a troubled mind and sleeplessness."
"Any unwanted thoughts are like white, whispy clouds, and your will blows through the sky, clearing it until it's completely peaceful and empty "
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.