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Taoist Meditation: In quest of Zen


Right this moment my spouse and I went to Stanley. A Japanese good friend of ours loves Stanley. Each time he traveled to Hong Kong he would spend a weekday afternoon there. Considering by the seaside cafe with a glass of Asahi, looking for mushin (無心), the quint-essential Japanese Zen.

Stanley could be very crowded on Sundays. To keep away from the gang in Starbucks, we went straight to the comfy cafe on the second ground. Me the same old double expresso and my spouse tried the medium robust Latte White advisable by the pleasant woman proprietor who occurred to be there at the moment. We liked the atmosphere and the music. One might select to meditate or sleep there with out annoying sudden explosive noise, made by some too excited vacationers. I selected the previous, for some time, in any other case we simply noticed and chatted. All patrons absorbed themselves in their very own affairs with out bothering others, together with a pair of endlessly speaking younger lovers, English talking Chinese language, sitting close by. Outdoors we noticed a giant husky ready for its grasp, and we realized for the primary time that in Stanley there’s something referred to as ‘canine’s car parking zone’. I considered it and instantly realized {that a} frequented place can turn out to be a brand new and thrilling place if we are able to let go of our preconception and expertise what is instantly occurring round us.

The general public mini-van that took us again to Causeway Bay nonetheless created ripples to our tranquility. A gaggle of younger folks appeared having some bother with the driving force contained in the van after we boarded. The man sitting behind the driving force nonetheless saved utilizing abusive language to impress the driving force whereas he was driving. Different members of the group saved making an attempt to relax this fellow referred to as Ahmed, utilizing Cantonese, English and their very own native language, however with out a lot success. We, together with the German couple sitting subsequent to us, have been all afraid that the man would assault the driving force or the driving force may lose his calm! Once we lastly arrived, the German gentleman informed us that if such fuss occurred in an Lufthansa flight, the pilot will most likely name the police and the man will find yourself in jail for 2 years. We each {couples} agreed that the driving force needs to be given credit score in holding his calm. This center aged driver simply taught us the true that means of Zen.

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