Scorpio for this week:
At Tufts Educational Day Care in Somerville, MA, kids from ages three to five have to sign contracts guaranteeing their good behavior. “I know how to listen to my teachers,” they promise. “When my teachers talk to me, I will not scream, try to hit, or say, ‘you’re not my boss.'” I’d like you to ask both your inner child and your inner teenager to make a similar vow right now, Scorpio. There are valuable teachers hovering in your vicinity. Some may have educational techniques that are less than adroit, but they all deserve your close, sincere, and humble attention.
Also stolen from FreeWill:
Tantric sex practitioners say an artful lover never makes love the same way twice.
Similarly, chanteuse Billie Holiday believed a good singer should never sing a song the same way twice. If you use all the same phrasing and melody, she said, you’re failing your art.
The only Zen master we know—whose name we can’t tell you because she changes it every week, and we haven’t heard the latest one—likes to quote the ancient Greek philosopher, Heraclitus: “You cannot step into the same river twice, for fresh waters are ever flowing in upon you.”
Buddhist monk Thich Nhat Hanh has the last word: “Thanks to impermanence, everything is possible.”
That tantric sex comment makes my giggle, for multiple reasons that only a couple people will get.