The New Testament tells us that new wine will not fit in old wine skins: “No one sews a patch of unshrunk cloth on an old garment; otherwise the patch pulls away from it, the new from the old, and a worse tear results. No one puts new wine into old wineskins; otherwise the wine will burst the skins, and the wine is lost and the skins as well; but one puts new wine into fresh wineskins” (Matthew 9:16–17).
The real you is longing to emerge. It is crucial to allow some parts of yourself to die in order that the true you may live. Don’t continue to live like a beggar at the gate.