mushin || day 103: readiness 準備

©2022 Michael Raven

hands over face wondering
what surrender comes next

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.

6 thoughts on “mushin || day 103: readiness 準備

  1. Wow! It’s a sad point of view… living in the attempt of the next fall… I try my best now to just let flow. I used to do things like that, and still do that too much. As if life is a charge.

    Education is to blame here, in my case at least. My mother was a well of darkness, an abyss of pain and sadness (chagrin)… anyway I thank you for listening to my daily rambling 🙃🙂


    Breathe in
    Breathe out

    Repeat is necessity…


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    1. I understand, especially if you are using mobile, they sometimes don’t seem to be applied unless you go to the actual page and then there they are. WP has some stuff that needs to be fixed with their interactive tools but, as a platform, they are still my favorite to work with.


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