Oct 18, 2020 · They suggest reframing invasive metaphors such as ‘its burning inside when I move’, instead using water-associated imagery or hydrotherapy.116 p.155 Although very speculative, they suggest that conceptualising pain as a fire may even have neuroimmunological consequences—potentially shifting thermal heat pain thresholds; something that is testable. The fire metaphor in our study created a complex and somewhat paradoxical affordance space for meaning.
Lately, my focus is to find the metaphor in everything, and spring is loaded with them. Take the ubiquitous gardening metaphor. The basics include choosing the plants, clearing the ground, and planting seeds. Fertilizer, water, and sun will nurture and sustain it and, predictably, there will be weeds to pull.
This paper analyzes how Lao Zi uses the water metaphor in Dao De Jing to transform meanings of Dao from the metaphysical level to social and behavioral levels. Through the water metaphor Dao is unified into three concepts: Zhi xu (attainment of complete vacuity), yong rou (softness/weakness), and chu xia (subordination)/bu zheng (non-competition. Judging from the rhetorical
My use of the watershed metaphor implied “water power,” the way large bodies of water can sometimes create surprisingly quick change.In the long run, you are right that the best possible outcome is to keep that “water wealth” up high in the grass roots.
That baptism is called the Seal (vdpa'yls), and Illumination (4ceno-phs) in the 2nd century has been set down to the influence of the pagan mysteries; but as a matter of fact the former term is a metaphor from military discipline, and the idea conveyed in the latter that gnosis or imparting of divine love is an illumining of the soul is found both in the Old and New Testaments.
Linguistic Metaphor: languages themselves are full of metaphor, often built-in to the grammar of the verb phrase or the noun phrase. Use of spatial markers, such as prepositions, for time expressions: something that happened 'before' another event, or 'after' another event, are essentially non-literal extensions of the actual perceivable ...
Water Metaphors. Contents. Bible water themes describe mystic-state sensation. Snake referring to visual distortion, turning staff to snake. Metaphor: calming the turbulent sea. Allegory of walking on water with faith, or sinking. Jesus and water themes.