There’s an old Beijing saying “Man Zou”, literarily means “walk slowly”, represents the politeness of care to others. When we are doing the walking meditation, we also say “walk slowly”, and this is the care for the whole life!
When we are walking slowly, we are experiencing the lightening moments in every lift-up and step-down. When we are moving gravity center slowly, we are experiencing the interactive working of body and mind. When we are turning slowly, we are experiencing the changing form, feeling, perception, mental formation and consciousness.
When we are working in a hurry, let the mind not hurry. When we want to move fast, don’t ignore the lightening moments are always faster. When we are expecting higher speed, remind ourselves that the changing is beyond speed.
“Walk slowly” is an attitude of sincerity to now, but not intended to attach; it is a reminder for the awareness of now, but not a stressful enforcement; it is a way of living in care, but not as an excuse to be indolent.
The whole world is moving like clouds, and is changing like lightening. Be aware of them all.
Man Zou : )