In Japan, August 7th and 8th are known as "dog days," and in much of North America we refer to this hot, sultry time of year as the "dog days of summer." | Today, while quenching your bodily thirst, attend to your inner thirst. Assemble these salty, sweet, bitter, and neutral elements: a pinch of salt, three tablespoons sugar, the juice of one lemon, and a glass of cold water. Combine all and stir well. The pinch of salt ensures replenishment of minerals lost through sweat. Bless the concoction with intent: | "Neutral, salty, sour, and sweet, in this | drink these all meet. | With these I nurture my inner fire, and | do what’s needed to accomplish desires." | Drink to replenish body and soul. Then do one small thing that satisfies your inner thirst, moving you toward your heart’s desire.
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