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The Imprisonment That Is The Thinking Mind

In today’s short post, I bring you a quote by Osho, a controversial Indian thinker, mystic, and guru.

Meditation, and all meditation devices, can do one thing: push you away from your negative hindrances. It can bring you out of the imprisonment that is the mind, and when you have come out you will laugh. It was so easy to come out, it was right there. Only one step was needed. But we go on in a circle and the one step is always missed… the one step that can bring you to the center. You go on in a circle on the periphery, repeating the same thing; somewhere the continuity must be broken. That is all that can be done by any meditation method.

If you don’t have a daily meditation practice, I think you’re missing out on the number one most important self-improvement habit.

20 minutes every single day… if you can install that one habit in your life, this one most important practice will change you. It’ll bring you more clarity and stability of mind ( efficient regulation of thoughts and emotions) as you approach the markets and trade your strategy.

To see how and why, check out the Start Here page.


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I've been trading for a living since 2006. By merging mindfulness (an in-depth study of the mind and its tendencies in the present moment), a good trading process, and an efficient business practice, I went from being a losing trader to a consistently profitable one. Through my work here at Trading Composure, I aim at helping you do the same.
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  • Kai611

    Yvan, thanks for the post. I also really enjoyed your books. Question: do you always do the same mediation practice you go over in your books? Or do you ever switch it up? Use mediation apps, etc.?


    • Hey my friend,
      Thanks for reading. I still have the same practice yes. Personally I dont use meditation apps or any guided meditations of sort. But if you’re just starting out, these are definitely helpful.

  • Evolute Six

    What makes meditation effective is that it allows the person to take their time to relax, gather their thoughts and have total peace of mind for a few minutes. It allows them to organize their thoughts and feelings and assess what causes them. It allows them to think about themselves before they get busy thinking about work or other people. But aside from meditation, there are other ways for a person to organize their thoughts and be more effective in their decision making is to join a program headed by a self development coach. This way, they get to learn thought, communication and behavioral patterns that allow them to discover themselves and create better themselves. Basically, be the best version of themselves!