mushin || day 180: force 勢力

©2022 Michael Raven

some of us
cannot be forced
into the framework
others value so highly

it is said
some of us
can school stone
in being stubborn

careful, now
false preacher man...

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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