A great metaphor for Hate and never letting go of something that holds you back. Some people never learn.
Courtesy of my pal Cliff Mann Dip. Clin. Hyp. NLP Coach CMP NLP MBIH of Time 4 Change Call him if you want a Firewalk and he will explain what the letters after his name stand for!
Two Buddhist Monks were on a journey, one was a senior monk, the other a junior monk. During their journey they approached a raging river and on the river bank stood a young lady. She was clearly concerned about how she would get to the other side of the river without drowning.
The junior monk walked straight past her without giving it a thought and he crossed the river. The senior monk picked up the woman and carried her across the river. He placed her down, they parted ways with the woman and on they went with the journey.
As the journey went on, the senior monk could see some concern on the junior monk's mind, he asked what was wrong. The junior monk replied, "how could you carry her like that? You know we can't touch women, it's against our way of life". The senior monk answered, "I left the woman at the rivers edge a long way back, why are you still carrying her?"