People talk a lot about meditation. Majority of what I read I find questionable. Here is what works for me: 1. First comes breathing. Breath deeply and exhale deeply. do this for 30 in/out breaths maintaining a constant rhythm. When you have completed 30 breaths, breathe in and hold your breath for as long as you can. Exhale deeply and repeat the 30 in out breaths. Do this cycle 3 times. You will get dizzy at first. I dont know how it works but the rhythmic deep breathing gets me into a good firm meditative state. 2. Detach from noise. See thought but dont partake. This does not take effort it is simply detachment and observation. Eventually the thought becomes less and less until you can look at an ant, or fly, or flower, or whatever and just be one with it. You will be in the moment when you are not trying to identify your senses everything becomes internal and your mind stops calculating. You will know what I mean when you achieve this state. I cannot describe it but practice getting to this point. It is no good trying anything else until you can get to this point of clarity. You are ready for the next step. 3. When your mind is clear of intrusive thought you can create positive imagery. Fill the empty space with positive emotion. I stand in amongst the trees, filling mind with greenery and blue sky, looking up at the tops and visualising myself launching up and over the treetops in spiritual form. It feels like an energy or internal awareness or something, launches out of my physical body and expands into vastness and infinite potential. Anything and everything is possible here! You actually feel this it is not a thought. It is incredibly liberating. Now you are ready for the final step. 3. Now that you are free of intrusive thought and full of positive emotion you build on this platform of freedom and expansiveness. You are ready to implement positive affirmations. At this point I must say that trading and money and all the things I used to lust over are so unimportant it is laughable. You will laugh too. From this perspective I have zero fear and 100% feeling of potential. I see myself trading my method with ease. I can mostly trade detached because I practice the above. The market does get to me but I bounce back really quickly. It works.