These five groups of bears represent five groups of people responding differently to God. This is an allegory. When the light shines from above, representing God and truth, only three groups notice it. One group runs away from it, even risking life. The next gets very angry, as it roars, and the third has the heads raised in awe, wonder and joy. They are the only
ones with the reflection in the water because they are calm and peaceful. The other two groups have not noticed light at all. They are the fighters and the selfish. One group is busy fighting to get things and the other is busy taking care of just themselves. So the moral of this painting is this: do not run away from light, do not be angry with light, do not fight or think of yourself, otherwise, you will miss the light completely. Look up to God to live and God will provide.