New Life

from Joseph Campbell

We must be willing to get rid of

the life we’ve planned, so as to have

the life that is waiting for us.


The old skin has to be shed

before the new one can come.


If we fix on the old, we get stuck.

When we hang onto any form,

we are in danger of putrefaction.


Hell is life drying up.


The Hoarder,

the one in us that wants to keep,

to hold on, must be killed.


If we are hanging onto the form now,

we’re not going to have the form next.


You can’t make an omelet  without breaking eggs.

Destruction before creation.

Joseph Campbell  (Book: Reflections on the Art of Living)





Scroll to Top