How to find the metaphor that’s “working” you right now:
a. Spend time in nature (or a city park). Whatever stands out to you will be a metaphor.
b. Notice the metaphors that show up in your conversations.
c. Close your eyes, take a deep breath and then open your eyes. What is the first thing you see? What quality do you notice about it? That’s a metaphor.
d. How are you feeling right now? If you were going to give that feeling an image, what would it be? Fire? Cloud? A heavy piece of industrial equipment?
e. Ask a friend for whatever image spontaneously pops into his or her head. What quality does the image have? That’s your metaphor.