What makes you percept that the monkey is me? Does it seems that I am just watching? There are so many monkey stories, what about this? TIṆḌUKA-JĀTAKA
But maybe more useful in regard to your question and "Cambodian" ways:
If your house is flooded or burnt to the ground, whatever the threat to it, let it concern only the house. If there's a flood, don't let it flood your mind. If there's a fire, don't let it burn your heart. Let it be merely the house, that which is outside of you, that is flooded or burned. Now is the time to allow the mind to let go of attachments.