Metaphors don’t need any explanation, your brain will take from it what it needs to and will understand it in a way that is relevant to you.
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In the Himalayan mountains there lived a Holy Man who wanted to have a deeper
understanding of life and it’s meaning.
On day it got so hot it all the nearby streams dried up
and the holy month forced to dig his own well.
During the course of his difficult labour,
the holy man noticed that many animals were also suffering and
many of them were beginning to die.
Feeling sincere compassion and empathy for these animals
he decided to make them their own trough.
He spent hours and hours in the sweltering heat working on
a trough for the animals
first he had to cut down a large tree and then scrape it out it to make a basin.
As soon as this was finished he began bringing buckets of water from his well
to fill the trough which took all his time.
Slowly the animals in the area came and word spread quickly throughout the region
rabbits, mice and even a tiger all came to share from the trouble made by this generous man
As the summer went on, the animals began to notice that the Holy Man was begining
to lose weight and look ill. They noticed that he was weakening and that in his generosity
towards them he had greatly neglected his own needs and had not properly stocked
food fast approaching winter.
The animals spoke among themselves and decided to repay its kindness.
They foraged and collecting all kinds of things for him to eat,
Together the animals presented their hoard to the holy man who was so touched by the
animals compassion towards it he continued to fill their trough until the drought
finally came to an end.
Although it did come to an end and the streams did refill, the Holy Man
and the animals continued to remain friends.