Nothing in the world concerns my mind . . . .
The breeze from the pine woods blows my sash;
The mountain moon shines above my harp.
You ask me to explain the reason of failure or success.
The fisherman’s song goes deep into the river.
(Creativity and Taoism: A Study of Chinese Philosophy, Art and Poetry by Chuan-Yuan Chang, p.117)
Quiescence. A silent mind. No reason to trade or not trade. The reasoning mind is quiet. “Nothing in the world concerns my mind.” Including trading. Mind at rest. A resting mind refreshes itself. Mind as fresh as the air after a spring rain. “The breeze from the pine woods blows my sash.” The breeze is the Tao directing your next move. Does it turn your mind to trading . . . or not? Perhaps, you need a more receptive mind? A mind like a “mountain moon” that focuses you on your inner song. “The mountain moon shines above my harp.”
Does your inner song flow out of you into the river of life? “The fisherman’s song goes deep into the river.” Does being part of the river of life allow your trading to flow? There are many things inside you that resist the flow of life . . . the flow of your trading. The reasoning mind is one of them. The reasoning mind asks you “to explain the reason of failure or success.” When you realize that questions about failure or success in life and trading should not concern you, your mind will flow and so will your trading.
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