The following excerpt From Seven Spiritual Laws of Success got me thinking about how my brain works as a trader in relation to the first law. I always seem to be on the clock. When I’m driving I see ticker symbols on the license plates in front of me. While I’m at the mall I pay attention to what stores are busy and which ones aren’t to try and determine which businesses are doing well and which aren’t. At the newsstand I’m flipping through magazines about business/trading or I’m listening to financial shows on my Ipod while exercising. Sure I let go of trading some time, but in general I spend way to much time thinking about it.

There has got to be a point when you have to shut down, clock out, and don’t think about trading. As far as the actual trading part of my job I feel pretty comfortable with my system and letting my positions play themselves out and not worrying about intraday swings.

Finding ways to cut down on judgement and analysis are going to be top priorities in the coming months. Using meditation to empty and quiet my mind should help me stay in the gap for a longer period of time avoiding much of the noise that goes on with trading. It’s all about longevity and compounding your gains if you want to stay in the game, and having inner calm is absolutely essential.

Another way to access the field of pure potentiality is through the practice of non-judgement. Judgement is the constant evaluation of things as right or wrong, good or bad. When you are constantly evaluating, classifying, labeling, analyzing, you create a lot of turbulence in your internal dialogue. This turbulence constricts the flow of energy between you and the field of pure potentiality. You literally squeeze the “gap” between thoughts.

The gap is your connection to the field of pure potentiality. It is that state of pure awareness, that silent space between thoughts, that inner stillness that connects you to true power. And when you squeeze the gap, you squeeze your connection to the field of pure potentiality and infinite creativity.

~Deepak Chopra