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…

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…

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…

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,…

Meeting Force with Silence

Tweet Meeting Force With Silence was first published in softcover in 1985. This book was written as a sequel to How To Defend Yourself Without Even Trying, but this present book speaks with its own voice and power. Not only does it contain the power to change you, but it gives you spiritual guidance with…

The Christian Trader: Suffering

Tweet 20 I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me (Galatians 2:20, KJV). Realization “Thus while freedom from sin is…

The Christian Trader: Hubris

Tweet Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God (2 Thessalonians 2:4, KJV). The Myth of Icarus Hubris is a Greek word meaning being in a state of extreme arrogance. A…

The Christian Trader: Open Your Ears

Tweet 8 Also I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, Whom shall I send, and who will go for us? Then said I, Here am I; send me. 9 And he said, Go, and tell this people, Hear ye indeed, but understand not; and see ye indeed, but perceive not. 10 Make the heart of this people…

The Christian Trader: With Wings as Eagles

Tweet 31 But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint (Isaiah 40: 31, KJV). Listen Sometimes when your trading is going badly, all you can do is pray for guidance and…

The Christian Trader: Understanding

Tweet 5 Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. 6 In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths. 7 Be not wise in thine own eyes: fear the Lord, and depart from evil (Proverbs 3:5-7, KJV). Stand Under Understanding can be viewed as standing under—not exalting…