The cave is a metaphor for the darkness - the emptiness one must face in order to change one’s life. The giving up of old ways of thinking and doing things represents letting go, creating a vacuum for new experiences in your life. What stops people from entering the cave and realizing the treasure that awaits them in the form of a new life is their unwillingness to let go of familiar habits and behaviors.
The great teacher and author Joseph Campbell once said, “The cave you fear to enter holds the treasure you seek.” Do you have the courage to walk into the cave of emptiness and let go of your “old”? Do you have the courage to be empty?
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