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Enjoy the Sound of Silence ...

  1. Silence.

    Henry David Thoreau
    “Silence is the communing of a conscious soul with itself.”
     
  2. Ah, Thoreau... he had some good ones.

    Henry David Thoreau walks into a bar.

    The bartender says we don't serve your kind here! Thoreau replies, Walden.

    I'll see myself out.
     
  3. "Silence is a true friend who never betrays."
    - Confucius
     
  4. "Silence is a source of great strength."
    - Lao Tzu
     
  5. "Silence is one of the great arts of conversation."
    - Marcus Tullius Cicero
     
  6. "Strong man are silent. When a strong man begins to talk, he is losing his power"
    - Dickson G. Watts
     
  7. "I don't think —"
    "Then you shouldn't talk," said the Hatter.
    -Lewis Carroll
     
  8. CARTHUSIANS - INTO GREAT SILENCE

     
  9. Thank you Dealmaker, for this Gift. Mille Grazie
    Merci beaucoup
     
  10. "If we had a keen vision and feeling of all ordinary human life, it would be like hearing the grass grow and the squirrel's heart beat, and we should die of that roar which lies on the other side of silence. As it is, the quickest of us walk about well wadded with stupidity."

    George Eliot, Middlemarch.
     
  11. Thanks, Slartibartfast -- "We should die of that roar which lies on the other side of silence." (I am working daily to obtain the Roar...
     
  12. Where do i get it?Noise is all around!
     
  13. Noise is of course "External" while with practice one can "Go inside" and find the Silence. One method is through Meditation, whereby you can achieve a state of removing the outward sounds and Noise of living by eliminating thoughts and instead gain the Inner quite which is always present but we are unable to enjoy as a result of out constant mind ramblings. Yes, it takes some practice but anyone can achieve the Silence. Once there -- inside -- then the senses that we use to hear external sounds and sights diminish. Try sitting comfortably with eyes closed and pay no attention to all the thoughts that will flood the mind and gradually you will find the inner quite and experience inner sounds and light. No need to practice any breath control or anything else. Just Still the body with eyes closed for even a few minutes and you will be able to get a glimpse of the Inner Experience. This is is what the Monks showed practicing a way of life in the Youtube video posted above by DealMaker. It is difficult for our rogue mind (Some Call it the "Monkey Mind") to be stilled sufficiently to hear the inner sounds which are always present but blurred out by our egos and senses. BTW, quantum physics supports the science of how, although we believe everything is solid (as in a table) under a powerful electron microscope we are able to detect the truth that everything is in motion (particles and electrons make up the object that appears to be solid like a rock or table. As you know sound is Vibration. Check this link out:



    It is the sounds of the universe that demonstrates the fact that everything is in motion. Without vibrations (which in religious beliefs is sometimes called the Spirit, or the Holy Ghost of the Trinity or in other religions the "Word") then the Universe would not exist and be sustained. The markets are also in motion. Cyclical and vibratory. Detect that and your trading will improve.

    This may post may be characterized by some as ridiculous -- However, if you are a Quantum Physicist or Rocket Scientist you will embrace it and not scoff.

    Careful in searching for Meditation Instruction on Google -- as in most things, there is plenty of false Gurus and Peddlers.
     
  14. To sit down and close the eyes is just a temp relief.You`ll have to get up and go outthere.
     
  15. I tried and practised many things in the past, and can tell you this, meditation is for the spirit improvement, but most who do that trying to improve everyday lives.;)
     
  16. No argument here. We do not live in caves in the mountains. So we are bombarded Constantly by our senses and part of that is a cacophony of raucous annoying sounds. When just sitting quietly and as motionless as possible for even 10 minutes you will gradually conquer the Outer noise and soon experience a remarkable inner peace and experience the inner music which is already there but you are not able to hear it with your ears or see with the eyes. Key: don't make it complicated. Enjoy the quiet darkness with your eyes closed. Don't worry about your breathing or other directions you may find by the sellers of meditation courses. Your goal is to eliminate the mind and the fidgeting body. You will realize that as soon as you relax and close your eyes -- you are inside (which some may call the "eye center." Keep practicing with longer and longer times of this meditation. It is worth it. It will not only improve your Life and Health but will make your trading more profitable. It only takes the Will to Do It. Try it every day for just a few minutes and you will soon be rewarded. Peace.
     
  17. "To meditate means to go home to yourself. Then you know how to take care of the things that are happening inside you, and you know how to take care of the things that happen around you."
    - Thich Nhat Hanh
     
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  19. Again, it`ll give you a temp relief.No more no less.Normally, we do it each and every night thru life.

    Then,you wake up, start your day;life start banging - you keep jumping.
     
  20. It will Improve Your Trading. Surprising?
     
  21. Meditation teaches to be in the moment. Who more needs to be in the moment than a trader.
     
  22. OK fordewind Don't Do It ! Thanks....
     
  23. Words like violence break the silence, you know..
     
  24. That's true.
     
  25. That rhymes.
    Good lyric.
     
  26. Detect the vibratory nature of the markets and then? Are you there? One with the market? Money Flow?
     
  27. Hmmmm.
    You're being really deep. Not sure if you're joking.... But I'm 100% with ya... "in the pocket".
     
  28. Thanks for your comment. Absolutely serious -- no joke. Based on statistical studies and personal trading. Demonstrable, repeatable, empirical evidence -- too bad most never understand it -- but some would say that is a good thing since trading is a zero-sum game and to win we need those that are "not in the pocket."
     
  29. "Silence is the language of God. All else is a poor translation."

    -Rumi
     
  30. Thanks for this post. Brilliant reminder for us.
     
  31. "Silence is an option, speech is a river"
    - Rumi
     
  32. 80's SynthPop

     
  33. Correction: meant to say "silence is an ocean...
     
  34. I was wondering about that lol....
    I was gonna say..... if silence is an "option".... then being stupid is a vertical call.
     
  35. "Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak and to remove all doubt"
    - Mark Twain
     
  36. There is a voice that does not use words. Listen.

    -Rumi
     
  37. This silence, this moment, every moment, if it's genuinely inside you, brings what you need. There's nothing to believe. Only when I stopped believing in myself did I come into this beauty. Sit quietly, and listen for a voice that will say, 'Be more silent.' Die and be quiet. Quietness is the surest sign that you've died. Your old life was a frantic running from silence. Move outside the tangle of fear-thinking. Live in silence.

    -Rumi
     
  38. Silence gives answers.

    -Rumi
     
  39. The soul has been given its own ears to hear things mind does not understand.

    -Rumi
     
  40. Let silence take you to the core of life.

    -Rumi
     
  41. There is a place where words are born of silence.

    -Rumi
     
  42. Speak little, learn the words of eternity. Go beyond your tangled thoughts and find the splendor of paradise.

    -Rumi
     
  43. Where the lips are silent the heart has a thousand tongues.

    -Rumi
     
  44. Many prayers are declined because of the rank odor of a corrupt heart, rising through the beautiful words. Let the words be wrong but the meaning right. . . .
    That flawed utterance is dearer to God!

    -Rumi
     
  45. Carry your baggage towards silence , when you seek the signs of the way.

    -Rumi
     
  46. We can't find the truth listening to our own voice's echo.

    -Rumi
     
  47. Now be silent. Let the One who creates the words speak. He made the door. He made the lock. He also made the key.

    -Rumi
     
  48. A circle of lovely, quiet people becomes the ring on my finger...

    -Rumi
     
  49. You and I have spoken all these words, but for the way we have to go,words are no preparation. I have one small drop of knowing in my soul. Let it dissolve in your ocean.

    -Rumi
     
  50. In Silence there is eloquence. Stop weaving and see how the pattern improves.

    -Rumi
     
  51. Be silent, Only the Hand of God Can remove The burdens of your heart.

    -Rumi
     
  52. I closed my mouth and spoke to you in a hundred silent ways.

    -Rumi
     
  53. Silence is an ocean. Speech is a river. When the ocean is searching for you, don't walk
    into the language-river. Listen to the ocean,
    and bring your talky business to an end Traditional words are just babbling
    in that presence, and babbling is a substitute
    for sight.

    -Rumi
     
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