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Awakening-related communications like what you’re reading right now can be heavily dependent on metaphor and allegory and parable and all manner of indirect modes of description. If there was ever a time to speak directly, call a spade a spade and not hide behind clever imagery and flowery language, the search for truth would be it, but we don’t have that option; talking around the subject is the best we can do. Happily, some of the most useful metaphors, allegories and parables have been made into the most satisfying movies — Vanilla Sky, Apocalypse Now, Joe vs the Volcano, 1984, etc — but there aren’t a lot to choose from and there’s not a lot of overlap or redundancy, so when they appear, it’s important that we recognize their value and make the fullest use of them.
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