:: Rule5, or be true to the thought of the moment
In the first adventure of Samurai Lapin, he is roused from sleep to protect his lord from impending danger. He reminds himself to
be true to the thought of the moment and avoid distraction
He is telling me that the vector into the moment is thought, that image to which we apply our mind, whose intention shapes our actions and deeds. Smart bunny this one!
Upon confronting two thugs, he passes between them, uttering as he brandishes his sword
you can never win because you are distracted by life
whereby he quickly dispatches them to the next life. Do I note contempt? Perhaps, but artistic lisence is needed to make the point that his opponents are easily caught off guard, being distracted by the heat of battle.
I also read in this, for myself, that if one is to not
be distracted, then one must be engaged
, in the moment. This is something to be discovered, and with attentive practice, become an effortless aspect of all we do, like taking a breath. Easier said than done in the beginning, but a thimbleful of such moments soon spill over.
These two phrases really caught my attention, motivating me to make a "wallpaper" for my PC desktop, not of Samurai Lapin, alas, but of this wonderful toreador
, completely absorbed in the moment, as he must be, while so closely engaged with his worthy opponent. Something for me to keep in mind while engaged in trading, in life.PS, I call it Rule 5 as the image is swiped from the website of Paul Rotter, investment guru, who no doubt paid a lotta moula for it. For your eyes only, please.