claws scrape stone
Dreams of crossing bridges show a transition to a new phase of life, a phase that will test your mettle, challenging your ability to accelerate into the future. In the poem, the “white tiger bounds across the bridge,” illustrating the way to embrace your future . . . with exuberance.
The Breath of a Stone
Hear the stone breathing, feather-light, in and out, the brush of a breeze caressing the white tiger’s sharp claws as he crosses the stone bridge. Each stone a monk, the bridge a monastic community, bound by a vow of silence, the stone-monks breathe travelers on their way.
What can stones and white tigers teach us about trading? The white tiger epitomizes unbound vitality, much needed by the docile trader staring at the computer. This vitality needs to course through the trader like life-blood, rejuvenating motivation, refreshing tired attitudes.
Traders need to discover their animal passion for trading, that instinctual, bodily passion that can sustain traders during tough times, that can thrust traders into a dynamic future, that can lead traders to a fully lived life. Infusing life with meaning through living with animal intensity takes a fierce focus and a courageous heart.
Trading can be hard, or as soft as a breath of a stone. Animate your trading and your life, learning from the Zen poets that nature is alive, that nature can melt your frozen soul and bring you home. Across the stone bridge lies a shining land, filled with new life. Embrace it.