So what is Mushin?
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Jap., colloquial, lit. "innocence"; in Zen an expression for detachment of mind, a state of complete naturalness and freedom from dualistic thinking and feeling. (also--> Mosshoseki).
Karate guys will emphasize a heightened state of awareness, alert, ready, but calm and unfocused on any one object...the unfettered mind, the non-abiding mind (that rests nowhere).
It's handy for multiple attacks, boring factory jobs and the integration of mind, body, spirit...Is doing Kata backwards the only way to cultivate it?
..no, knitting and sewing can be excellent, tooWhat can I do with it that I'm not doing now?
what are you not
doing now?Can I create with it?
you cannot avoid it