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To Become Something Else You Have To Stop Being What You Are Now. To Start Doing Things A New Way, You Have To End The Way You Are Doing Them Now. To Develop A New Attitude Or Outlook, You Have To Let Go Of The Old.

William Bridges – Author of Transitions

Neither do men put new wine into old bottles: else the bottles break, and the wine runneth out, and the bottles perish: but they put new wine into new bottles, and both are preserved.

Matthew 9:17, King James Version

And no man putteth new wine into old bottles: else the new wine doth burst the bottles, and the wine is spilled, and the bottles will be marred: but new wine must be put into new bottles.

Mark 2:22, King James Version

And no man putteth new wine into old bottles; else the new wine will burst the bottles, and be spilled, and the bottles shall perish.

Luke 5:37, King James Version

4 thoughts on “Become Something Else You Have To Give Up Something

  1. Tiffany – I am a Nurse on a mission to help women live a more Natural lifestyle.
    inspirationforwellness says:

    Interesting! I have been thinking about that Bible passage a lot.

    1. Marie Cook
      Marie Jeanderine Cook says:

      Thank you, it is one of my passages. Wanting new beginnings without letting go of the old ways.

  2. Tom's Nature-up-close Photography and Mindfulness Blog – My Blog primarily consists of close-up nature photos (that I've taken locally) combined with original holistic-truth oriented prose and/or poetry involving mindfulness/awareness. I love nature and I love understanding the whole (not merely the parts and the details). I'm a retired teacher of the multiply handicapped. I have a number of interesting hobbies, such as fossil collecting, sport-kite flying, 3D and 2D close-up photography, holography, and pets. Most of all, I am into holistic self-awareness, spontaneous insight, unconventional observation/direct perception, mindfulness, meditation, world peace, non-fragmentation, population control, vegetarianism, and green energy. To follow my unique Blog of "Nature Photos and Mindfulness Sayings" and for RSS feeds to my new posts, please access at: (On my regular Blog posting pages, for additional information and to follow, simply click on the "tack icon" at the upper right corner... or, on my profile page, you can click on the "Thomas Peace" icon.) Stay mindful, understanding, and caring!...
    Tom's Nature-up-close Photography and Mindfulness Blog says:

    Personally, i prefer the (less adulterated) Gospel of Thomas sayings. They were rejected by the high priests and bureaucrats because they supported independence and aloneness and not dependency. Many of the top biblical scholars say the G of T came before the standard four (and that the G. of John is a rebuttal against the G of T).

    (28) Jesus said: I stood in the midst of the world, and I appeared to them in the flesh. I found them all drunk; I found none of them thirsting, and my soul was afflicted for the sons of men; for they are blind in their heart, and they do not see that they came empty into the world, (and) empty they seek to leave the world again. But now they are drunk. When they have thrown off their wine, they will repent.

    1. Marie Cook
      Marie Jeanderine Cook says:

      Thank you for sharing your thoughts. It is another interesting way to look at it. Yet the message remains the same.

      Truly appreciate your comment.

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