mushin || day 98: farewell 送別

©2022 Michael Raven

waving farewell
under coastal grey skies
rainwater rivulets
in my hair &
in my eyes

This series of writing explorations that I call mushin are an attempt to grasp the concept of mushin no shin (mind without mind, 無心の心, often shortened to mushin, or “no-mind”). I am using prompts from 365 Tao, largely because they are Zen and Tao themes for meditation (which suits this exploration), not as an endorsement for the book from which they are derived. The daily prompts can be found in this table. Anyone wishing to participate is welcome to do so, either post your own response to the prompt below or post a link to your response in the comments.

4 thoughts on “mushin || day 98: farewell 送別

  1. I found it hard today to concentrate the energy of the word… as if I was “am” unable to bid farewell totally. My mind wanted to stray out to find more “poetic way” to write.

    Anyway, that is it. Thank you for the experiment I do micheal.


    Farewell gray sky of snow
    Let my brush flow
    To paint on canvas sky
    Glitters of rainbow

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    1. I think you did just fine. 🙂

      Not only is it difficult to sometimes remove the thinking from, well, any act — it is really difficult to do it with writing. And, considering that English is a second (or third) language for you, that makes it even more difficult.

      Have a good day, Miriam. May the snow melt and the sun shine for you. ❤


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