Total Recall is another good movie that illustrates the complexity of the mind as a metaphor.
My favorite quote by the character Matthias:
“It is each man’s quest to find out who he truly is, but the answer to that lies in the present, not in the past. The past is a construct of the mind. It blinds us. It fools us into believing it. But the heart wants to live in the present. Look there. You will find your answer.”
Reminds me once again that whatever is arising in my mind based on conditioning is simply a construct of the mind. There actually is no scientific proof that the past exists, yet everyone believes it.