on the branches
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 by severing them with a cold clarity, letting them fall to the ground, and disintegrate into dust—cleansed by the blowing wind.
Certain trading books—filled with dead thoughts—pollute our minds, leaving a bitter taste in our mouths while numbing our hearts. How do we avoid or discard these books? With a cold, clear intention we cut away the dross, letting the clear wind of truth blow the debris away, cleansing our minds of lies, allowing us to discern fact from fiction.
So instead of embracing dead, crumbling words, seek the truth. Dead trading books are not easily identified by being titled The Book of Trading Lies and its sequel More Trading Lies: For the Naïve Trader. If deceptive trading books were placed in the trading fiction part of the bookstore, we would be given fair warning. But we need to be able to smell death: dead words, dead ideas and dead possibilities.
Avoid death; seek life. Pierce the veil of deception with the warrior’s vision, eyes unclouded. Insight needs to be honed on the stone of truth, allowing lies to teach us to be sharper . . . more aware. Learn to be as clear as the unclouded sky, as focused as an eagle’s eye and as free as the wind.
Photo Credit: Stock Photo by Olexiy Samoylenko.