Zen Kernels, Insights for Traders: Glowing Golden

Zen Kernels, Insights for Traders: Glowing Golden

boulder
filled with sunlight
glowing golden
in the snow
—Terry Chitwood

We radiate an inner light when we flow with life, tiny streams of lava coursing through our veins, making our body glow. As we walk the spiritual path, we melt the snow in front of us; we melt the concrete of reason, allowing our feet to touch the earth, caressing the soft soil, making for a gentler journey.

Soft

As we approach the market, its outer shell as hard as a boulder, we discover the market’s inner essence is made of sunlight. A soft center within a rock-hard shell. Difficult to comprehend, yet a worldview-shattering experience. Is this true? Can the essence of the market be a brilliant star?

Kind

Isn’t the core of the market an impenetrable black hole? There’s an immense kindness behind the darkness, a heart of compassion generating sunlight that warms the soul. The divine plan is interwoven in the market. What is seemingly threatening may be for the greater good.

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