#009 | What If… Change is the Only Constant?

In this thought-provoking episode of “The Paradox of Life,” hosts Monique and Colin embark on a philosophical journey exploring the timeless question of the Ship of Theseus.

Delving into the depths of change, identity, and the nature of self, they engage in a rich dialogue that intertwines elements of tarot, personal anecdotes, and philosophical quotes to illuminate the concept of constant change in our lives and identities. This episode invites listeners to ponder the essence of being and the impact of perspective and choices on our understanding of constancy and transformation.



  1. The Ship of Theseus: An exploration of the philosophical question concerning identity and change.
  2. Tarot Interpretation: Using the lovers’ card to symbolize relationships, decisions, and perspective in relation to the Ship of Theseus question.
  3. Personal Growth and Identity: Discussing how personal changes and perspective shifts affect one’s sense of self.
  4. The Nature of Change: Reflecting on Heraclitus’s quote about never stepping into the same river twice, discussing the inevitability and acceptance of change.
  5. Practical Application: Applying the philosophical discussion to real-life scenarios, like finding a new house, to demonstrate the importance of flexibility and perspective.


The Lovers


  1. “It doesn’t actually matter whether we replace the blanks on the ship or not, because the ship is, as long as it’s not always in the same harbor.” – Monique
  2. “You can never step into the same river twice… everything is constantly evolving and changing.” – Colin
  3. “The reality is, every plank of your ship will change over time, whether you like it or not.” – Colin


  • Tarot card deck: ‘Oriens Animal Tarot’ 
  • Books: References to Michael Singer’s teachings and Sarah Mcrum’s “Love Money, Money Loves You” for broader philosophical and practical insights into surrendering and intention-setting.


This episode of “The Paradox of Life” beautifully encapsulates the journey of understanding and accepting change as the only constant in life.

Through their engaging conversation, Monique and Colin not only dissect the philosophical layers of the Ship of Theseus but also connect it to the everyday challenges and decisions we face. They highlight the importance of perspective, choice, and the acceptance of change in defining our identity and path forward. As we navigate the seas of life, this episode serves as a reminder that our ability to adapt and view change from different perspectives is what truly allows us to evolve and grow.

It’s a profound reminder that, in the grand scheme of things, embracing change and moving with the current rather than against it can lead to a more fulfilling and enlightened existence.

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