A metaphor, model, image, or story can be useful for breaking down an old misunderstanding. But every metaphor, model, image or story will need itself to be broken down when the initial clarity or freedom it brought is outweighed by its inherent limitation.
It is brilliant that you saw something differently, that you did something differently, and that your life changed. But if you are now going to share that something as a way to change other lives, go canny.
Self-esteem, self-doubt, self-confidence, self-disgust, self-development, self-inflicted, self-esteem, self-sacrificing, self-motivated . . .All focused on the idea of a self, who can be hurt or helped. A self that doesn’t exist.