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Metaphors for life

I love metaphors - especially the internal metaphors we have for our life that drive our beliefs and behaviours - if life is like a war you'll act very differently than if you see it like a garden or a fancy dress party. See my 'Landscaping your life' board for more on using landscapes as a metaphor for life and resolving issues using it. See also my 'Reducing costs in your business' board for gardening as a metaphor for purchasing in business - also see

Life is like twitter. You can't control what people say and do. You can just follow or unfollow them.

More on my landscaping your life board using nature as a metaphor for life This pin links to a blog entitled 'how not to make mountains out of mole hills' and address natures metaphors we use in our language.

cool great quotes - brighter before

People are like stained-glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within. ~ Elisabeth Kübler-Ross We've got more amazing quote on our Facebook page. ♥ #inspirational #quote #elizabethkublerross

{life is like a cup of tea...} print by Sophie Lim

Life is like a road.....

“A world without metaphor would be a world without purpose.” -- Kenneth Burke -- Insights into powerful metaphors and associative creative thinking to build writing, photography, and art at

Life is an exclamation not an explanation

Life is like a vacation quote

Life is like water

Life is like a book

Often the metaphors we have for our life at a moment in time facilitate our stuckness and don't assist in providing solutions to get back on track. This blog looks at solutions when we're thinking we're "Up a creek without a paddle" - other blogs have looked at being stuck in a rut, burying our head in the sand and not wanting to burn bridges. More of these can be found in the Landscaping your life board.

More on use of nature as a metaphor for life can be found on my board here -

Life Is Like A Boxing Match. You Don't Lose When You Get Knocked Down, You Lose By Staying Down. Continually Rise, Continually Grow, Continually Succeed!!