Zen Kernels, Insights for Traders: Unmoving Mind

Tweet breath coming breath going leaving no tracks –Terry Chitwood Our natural breathing is uncontrolled, pulsing in its own rhythm, ocean waves—rolling in . . . rolling out. When we totally relax, we are breathed by our deeper Self, breath waves rising . . . falling, slowing into stillness. Our mind stops. Feather Breath When…

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Zen Kernels, Insights for Traders: Distilling Darkness

Tweet distill darkness into starlight drink the light –Terry Chitwood The Texture of Night Darkness repels and invites, repelling us when we are afraid and inviting us when we remain open and curious. By entering the darkness and moving through it with intuition and the sense of touch, we experience the texture of the darkness–the…

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Zen Kernels, Insights for Traders: Dead Leaves

Tweet dead leaves shriveled on the branches winter wind sets them free –Terry Chitwood Outmoded trading ideas shrivel on the branches in our minds—and die. How do we set them free? Use the winter wind, the warrior’s way where the sharp sword of intention cuts through the clutter in our minds, freeing the dead thoughts…

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Zen Kernels, Insights for Traders: White Rose

Tweet mind melts dripping thoughts watering the white rose –Terry Chitwood Heaven The white rose in Dante’s The Divine Comedy (Paradiso Canto XXXI:1-27) is composed of a host of saints circling the Divine Light (God) with angels making  a winding descent into the white rose, in essence, becoming part of the white rose (see the…

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Zen Kernels, Insights for Traders: Tasteless Tea

Tweet tasteless tea brewed by mind alone –Terry Chitwood Intuition Who brews your trading tea? If you allow your intellect alone to make all your trading decisions, you will drastically limit your trading experience. Thoughts are tasteless.  Intuition introduces itself with colorful images, inner music playing, or the fragrance of a flower brushing your face….

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Zen Kernels, Insights for Traders: Red Sun Blooms

Tweet red-rose petal swirls to the sky red sun blooms –Terry Chitwood My free-form haiku could be symbolically interpreted in various ways. Firstly, it could symbolize the spread of Zen Buddhism throughout Japan (the land of the rising sun). Secondly, it could refer to the positive effects of Christianity (the red-rose petal) on religious thought…

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Zen Kernels, Insights for Traders: Empty Sky

Tweet cloud dissolves– empty sky –Terry Chitwood My free-form haiku illustrates the paradox that when thoughts dissolve, the mind is empty; yet, without clouds, the sky is full. The sky is both empty and full—complete. In the sky, emptiness blossoms, raining seeds of enlightenment throughout the world. Negative Thoughts As the lights go on in…

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The Christian Trader: Temptation

Tweet 4 And Jesus being full of the Holy Ghost returned from Jordan, and was led by the Spirit into the wilderness, 2 Being forty days tempted of the devil. And in those days he did eat nothing: and when they were ended, he afterward hungered. 3 And the devil said unto him, If thou be the Son…

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The Christian Trader: Leaving the Old

Tweet 18 And the Egyptians shall know that I am the Lord, when I have gotten me honour upon Pharaoh, upon his chariots, and upon his horsemen. 19 And the angel of God, which went before the camp of Israel, removed and went behind them; and the pillar of the cloud went from before their face, and…

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Death: The Beginning of Life

Tweet Death: The Beginning of Life is a book about dying—old beliefs, old attitudes, old yous. Parts of my ego died while writing this book. And, parts of your ego may die while reading It.” Topics include: The Inner Journey, Depth of Experience, Consciousness, Psychopathic Society, Shadow, The Perilous Journey, The Battle, Saving the World,…

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