It can be useful in a whole series of ways to think of ourselves as bus drivers! We’re driving the bus of our life. We have a whole bunch of often unruly passengers in the back. The passengers are our thoughts and feelings. At times they can be a nuisance. Sometimes they shout out stuff like “You’re a useless driver”, or “You’re going in the wrong direction”, or “There’s too much racket in the back here. You should stop and come to deal with it”, or a whole series of other potentially distressing/distracting feelings and mind noise. There are at least half a dozen useful lessons that can be taken from this metaphor.