Zen Kernels, Insights for Traders: Invisible Matrix

Zen Kernels, Insights for Traders: Invisible Matrix

walking on wind
dancing on water
invisible matrix
–Terry Chitwood

During our lives, we are supported by an invisible force. Some people call it the universe; some people call it God. But call on it we must if we want to survive our journey through this world. An underlying invisible foundation permeates our lives, supporting us in tough situations.

Support

Trading provides many tough situations: rapid position reversals, having too much money riding on one trade, and after a series of losses having difficulty pulling the trigger. Knowing that win or lose we are supported emotionally by an invisible web of love can make the difference in achieving long-term success in trading. We don’t become as emotionally battered by losses and therefore develop more self-confidence.

Wind and Water

Walking on wind means developing an intuitive feel to read the subtle market currents. Sensing the ebb and flow of the market without relying too much on the intellect can provide us with renewed energy and motivation for trading. With this new energy, we can dance on water instead of drowning in emotional turmoil. With swirling steps and a joyous heart, we enter a new world.

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Tweet sand dunes shaped by wind clear lake –Terry Chitwood Sand, dried-up trading ideas burnt by the sun, blows through traders’ minds every day. Tiny particles seep into trading ideas, causing them to become brittle and break. Then the wind comes whisking the fragments away. Traders’ minds go blank, conceptions turned to dust. Creativity Contrasted…

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Tweet snow falls on the boulder making it disappear –Terry Chitwood As a trader, you generally trade from your intellect, artificially severing your connection with your emotions, and blotting out your relationship to your soul. Covering your soul (the boulder) with cold intellectual concepts (snow) may seem to make your soul disappear, but the snow…

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Tweet a cloud blocks the sun shadow on the mountain path –Terry Chitwood Sometimes the light is too bright to see clearly, blinding our eyes to the next step on the path. Shade cools the piercing brilliance of the sun, allowing the next bend on the trail to be discerned. Sun and shadow play with…

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Tweet a strand of moonlight entwined with a strand of sunlight yellow-white glow –Terry Chitwood Moonlight illumines the night, a pale light with a soft glow that takes the hard edge off a losing trading day . . . a losing trading week. Losing brings us into the night where we still need a light…

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Zen Kernels, Insights for Traders: Only for an Instant

Tweet a raindrop rides the butterfly only for an instant –Terry Chitwood We are in this world only for an instant. Viewing our trading from this perspective, we must ask ourselves, “How much time should we devote to trading?” This question’s answer depends upon if trading is a part of our sacred path, if it’s…

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Zen Kernels, Insights for Traders: Liquid Sunlight

Tweet drops of water slip through my fingers capturing sunlight as they fall a golden rain seeding the earth with liquid sunlight –Terry Chitwood Wash your mind with liquid sunlight, letting it penetrate every crevice, cleaning the cobwebs while infusing your thoughts with golden light, filling your words with a healing nectar that runs like…

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Tweet “And without faith it is impossible to please him. For whoever would draw near to God must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who seek him” (Hebrews 11:6, RSV). Paradox Seeking God through trading is a paradoxical concept. On one hand, trading seems to be a mechanized business devoid of spirituality….

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