Ok, officer. Here's what happened. I was frolicking in the woods minding my own business when suddenly this bear came up in front of me. So I was like, it has fur it's massive and brown, sure that's a bear alright.
When it notices me it charges me with all it's primal unstoppable force. So I pull out the biggest damn shotgun ever created and blow the bear away, turning the green meadow crimson within a second.
When the pink mist settles I find that the bear was only trying to protect it's three cubs. After careful consideration and some brooding I decide to take them as my own and raise them as I would have brought up my sons.
Originally Posted by Ginkgo
The bear symbolizes how you tend to perceive your challenges in life. Some interpret their challenges as small, perhaps because they view themselves as larger than life. Others are completely overwhelmed by their challenges. Some fight. Some run. Etc etc. Do you think the bear corresponds with how you deal with your obstacles?
Sure, applying pressure to gain weight. Realizing and handling mistakes. Sounds accurate enough.
When I spot the bear from a distance, I freeze, hoping my eyes are playing tricks on me. The bear is looking straight at me, and I panic inwardly but remain frozen. I don't even think about running, but my instinct is to hide. I wonder why it's staring at me, but it isn't coming any closer. I glance around me, hoping there aren't any other bears (or, god forbid, bear cubs) nearby, and I spot a narrow hiding place where, if I could get to it, I'd be safe. Something distracts the bears attention, and I instantly take the opportunity to get into hiding.
I take this to mean that I see my challenges as distant and ominous. I feel like I'm on the brink of disaster, but that danger is far enough away that I can somehow get myself out of it. I don't really keep a "cool head," but I avoid panicking outwardly. The idea of being chased terrifies me, so I avoid running at all costs. I hide from a threatening and unpredictable outer world by seeking isolation.