mushin || day 99: homecoming 帰省

mushin || day 99: homecoming 帰省

©2022 Michael Raven

stepping off the plane
i wanted to step back on
take me back i wanted to plead
it wasn't the minnesota cold
it was the chains

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.

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