The oil in one’s car flows like a river, constantly moving and changing. To keep the car running smoothly, the oil must be changed periodically. This is like the flow of time, always moving forward and requiring us to adapt and change with it.
What is the sound of the oil being changed in a car? It is the sound of impermanence, reminding us of the fleeting nature of all things.
How do we change the oil in our cars? With mindfulness and care, tending to the needs of the present moment.
In this way, the act of changing the oil in our cars becomes a Zen practice, reminding us of the impermanence of all things and the importance of being present in each moment.