The story of your life (Joseph Campbell’s 17 Stages of The Hero’s Journey)
The present moment

The snake that cannot shed its skin perishes

“The snake that cannot shed its skin perishes.” Friedrich Nietzsche. 20200805_164213

Sometimes we have to let the old us die to make way for the new.

The most fundamental property of our mind is its potential for growth. Unless we have the capacity to change our ideas and adjust our thinking and grow, our minds will wither and ossify.

We have to become greater than we are: this is what the universe is based on. We must aim for expansion…for increasing change…like a fractal which changes and becomes ever more detailed the longer and further we move into it.

The scientist who no longer questions, who rests on the dogma of his specialty, is no longer a scientist, he has become a preacher. There is always another level. Whatever we are good at we can get better.

Casting our skins because we have outgrown them: is there anything more natural than this? Yet we can see the results of this not happening all around us. We must be open to change if we want to improve our lives.

“We must be willing to get rid of the life we had planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us.” Joseph Campbell.

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