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Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Thoughts, Ideas and Creativity

I've been doing some work on my inner person lately. This has been an ongoing work for the last 6-7 years and I go through periods of time where I don't do any work on myself at all and then there are periods where I spend days and even weeks thinking about who I am, my purpose on this earth, how I can improve myself and my effectiveness as a person and a soul that occupies space on this planet.

Lately I have been thinking and talking about the creative power of our thoughts and words and how the universe responds to us....and something my brother said many years ago popped into my head.

He said "I cannot behave in a consistent manner in a way that is inconsistent with my dominant thought life. Thoughts are the birthplace of creation. Our words create life or death. Actions flow from words which flow from thoughts. I am constantly creating because I am God's creation. He is creative by nature and because I am created in his image, I am creative by nature. We create on purpose good or evil. Choose life!"

An example of this from my own recent life. A few weeks ago I did my annual review and goals/intentions for 2017. One of the most important things I wrote down was "I no longer use the word hate." I was constantly saying how much I hated this or that. My wife and daughter called me on it and I began listening to myself and I realized how many times a day I uttered that word. I realized using this word so often was in total conflict with my stated ideal of living in harmony with others and from a position of love. So I stopped. Just like that. I haven't used it since.

I've been thinking about these topics now for about 3 months pretty much constantly. I'm coming to terms with the power of these ideas and now I am beginning to turn my attention to implementing the ideas and concepts I'm learning and beginning to believe.

The ancient mystics knew something about the nature of the universe and how it worked. They just couldn't describe it in a way that made sense to their contemporaries and as a result, they were often marginalized and many times were killed for their ideas.

Today, science is beginning to affirm the ancient mystics teachings. Quantum physics is demonstrating things beyond the ability of mere mortals to understand and yet they are true nonetheless.

Here is a short video featuring none other than the Pet Detective himself, Jim Carey. Its about 5 minutes long but he articulates some simple basic truths I am beginning to just now believe on a level much deeper than ever. While I've always suspected these ideas had some substance, I never really put much credence to them. Now things are different. I'm not saying I understand or have even begun the process of implementing these ideas but I am close.

Please feel free to weigh in with your thoughts on this. I am open to listening to others ideas and suggestions.

+8RR in two days

I said I was going to take this week off but at the last minute, my kiddo decided she'd rather go to San Diego than to the we packed up and took off on Sunday morning. This was the view from the hotel balcony.

I decided to trade Monday morning. I mean, why not trade when you are happy right? 

So Monday was a great day for me. Near perfect execution with about +6RR. 

And then today, I made a small mistake and corrected quickly....added another 2RR to the total....but it should have been about a 6RR trade based on where I had my original targets for the day...I just got tired of waiting around for it. 

And then to top it off, on Sunday night, our car was stolen from the hotel parking garage. I found out about in on Monday morning which also happened to be my birthday! Go figure right....I mean who steals Hyundais' anyway? I was parked next to a much nicer car for crying out loud!!!!

 Going to be lucky to get out of it without having to pay anything although I think the insurance will cover 99% of it based on initial estimates. 

Regardless, I am still happy. I'm learning to realize my happiness does not depend on circumstances in the least. Cheers and good trading the rest of the week.