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

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

  1. looks like it's going up, better get long.
    well, no, now it's going back down
    better flip and get short
    ok, now it's going back up
    maybe it's not going anywhere so I should get flat
    oh man, now look at it take off
    too late now
    I shoulda just gone with the flow
    #41     Dec 28, 2002
  2. Flow



    I have yet to start the Technosis (I go thru phases with these sorts) book, but when the urge hits me I will be sure to let you know what I think...

    My friend got me in the mood for Vonnegut yesterday, so I just now got done devouring 'Welcome to the Monkey House'... :p

    PEACE and good-trading
    #42     Dec 28, 2002
  3. Flow


    They won't...
    #43     Dec 28, 2002
  4. nitro


    #44     Dec 28, 2002
  5. happy new year, JC ! hope you are having fun tonight.


    #45     Dec 31, 2002
  6. Rhythm


    "The wise see that there is action in the midst
    of inaction and inaction in the midst of action.
    Their conciousness is unified, and every act is
    done with complete awareness.

    The awakened sages call a person wise when
    all his undertakings are free from anxiety
    about results; all his selfish desires have been
    consumed in the fire of knowledge.


    They live in freedom who have gone beyond
    the dualities of life. Competing with no one,
    they are alike in success and failure and
    content with whatever comes to them. They are
    free, without selfish attachments; their minds
    are fixed in knowledge.


    Those who take wisdom as their highest
    goal, whose faith is deep and whose senses
    are trained, attain wisdom quickly and enter
    into perfect peace."

    -The Bhagavad Gita

    "We master archers say: one shot - one life!"

    -Zen Master Kenzo Awa in Zen in the Art of Archery

    This sayings won't help you to place a trade. Instead they will help you to commit yourself with this trade and to go on.
    #46     Jan 1, 2003
  7. sunnie


    Quote from Rhythm:

    " They are
    free, without selfish attachments; their minds
    are fixed in knowledge."

    -The Bhagavad Gita

    Without selfish attachments....

    This is the kicker.... they teach us this in yoga and I have yet to comprehend! Can this truly be possible as we go through our daily lives trading, exercising, gardening, shopping, etc. etc. or doing whatever we do in life? Don't we do those things that we do for some reason, namely for some kind of satisfaction or positive reinforcement?

    Another thought passed on in the yoga practice is that those things/situations/whatever that we most aggressively/compulsively try to accomplish are those things we most likely don't need
    ....in the grand scheme of things.....

    Now that almost sounds contrary to my signature!!!:D :D :D

    BTW, a healthy and happy 2003 everyone!
    #47     Jan 1, 2003
  8. logan


    In all activities of life, the secret of efficiency
    lies in an ability to combine two seemingly incompatible states:
    a state of maximum activity and a state of maximum relaxation.

    --Aldous Huxley
    #48     Jan 1, 2003
  9. logan


    The way to take maximum advantage of a situation where you are being offered unlimited opportunities to do something for yourself is to get into the flow. The market does have a flow. It is often erratic, especially on the shorter time frames, but it does display symmetrical patterns that repeat themselves over and over again. Obviously, it's a contradiction to flow with something you are against. If you want to start sensing the flow of the market, your mind has to be relatively free of fear, anger, regret, betrayal, despair, and disappointment. You won't have a reason to experience these negative emotions when you assume absolute responsibility.

    --Mark Douglas (Trading In The Zone Pg. 45)
    #49     Jan 1, 2003
  10. logan


    A Positive Winning Attitude =

    To expect a positive result from your efforts, with an acceptance that whatever results you get are a perfect reflection of your level of development and what you need to learn to do better.

    --Mark Douglas (Trading In The Zone Pg. 36)
    #50     Jan 2, 2003