Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Destruction before creation

"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 [eliminated].

If we are hanging onto the form now,
we’re not going to have the form next.

Destruction before creation."

Joseph Campbell, Reflections on the Art of Living