'Flow', 'Mastery' & The 'Way' of the Trade

Discussion in 'Psychology' started by Flow, Nov 30, 2002.

  1. dottom


    Buy high, sell higher.
    #21     Dec 4, 2002
  2. Flow


    "If you feel too good when things are going well, then inevitably you will feel too bad when they are going poorly..." ~Richard Dennis~

    "Smiles form the channel of a future tear..." ~Lord Byron~
    #22     Dec 4, 2002
  3. You always get what you need. So live your life in such a way that you never need a loss.
    #23     Dec 4, 2002
  4. Rhythm


    Thousands of repetitions, and out of one's true self perfection emerges.

    -Neville Shulman
    #24     Dec 5, 2002
  5. Rhythm


    You must learn to wait properly.

    - Eugen Herrigel, Zen in the Art of Archery

    There is interaction if there is a call for it, no interaction if there is no call for it.

    -Zen master Yangshan

    Does the trader call the market? Or does the market call the trader?
    #25     Dec 8, 2002
  6. Rhythm


    The fox knows much, but more he that catches him.


    To overcome the intelligent by folly is contrary to the natural order of things; to overcome the foolish by intelligence is in accord with the natural order. To overcome the intelligent by intelligence, however, is a matter of opportunity.

    -Zhuge Liang

    Whoever has form can be defined, and whoever can be defined can be overcome.

    -Sun Tzu

    Induce others to construct a formation while you yourself are formless.

    -Sun Tzu
    #26     Dec 8, 2002
  7. Flow


    #27     Dec 8, 2002
  8. If you should meet a Buddah trader on the road, slap him.

    (BTW I was amused by the Ameritrade ad on CNBC, the one where the guy 'believes in himself and believes in the market.' Then is shows him practicing martial arts.

    A much better analogy for traders is probably what advanced chess players do when they learn how to quickly classify board postions. If you want to know what its like to get good at trading then read the literature on chess expertise and find out what its like to get good at chess. I can't really see how chasing your tail with these Zen sayings is going to help anyone actually place a trade.)
    #28     Dec 8, 2002
  9. You can't always get what you want, but if you try sometimes you get what you need.
    -Rolling Stones
    #29     Dec 8, 2002
  10. Rhythm


    Others have more than they need, but I alone have nothing.
    I am a fool. Oh, yes! I am confused.
    Others are clear and bright,
    But I alone am dim and weak.
    Others are sharp and clever,
    But I alone am dull and stupid.
    Oh, I drift like the waves of the sea,
    Without direction, like the restless wind.

    -Lao Tsu

    When the pools of perception are cleansed, everything appears as it is.

    -Zen proverb

    Has the simple to be complex? Or is that my desire shaping my perceptions?
    #30     Dec 15, 2002