The Concept of Satmya

The concept of Satmya (habituation) is one of my favourite concepts, when it comes to trading. Here, one sees how a vital aspect, belonging to a different territory altogether, can apply so holistically to your own territory. This only proves that it pays to be broad-minded. Important ideas can develop in other cultures, areas and professions. Such ideas can be so vital, that they fully deserve to be implemented into one’s own system. 🙂

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This one’s from the world of Ayurveda, folks.

We’re not geeks.

We move around amongst all segments of life, grab whatever is useful, and then try and apply its usefulness into our world of applied finance.

And that’s exactly what we’re going to do with the concept of Satmya.

Imagine in your minds a first-time smoker. The first puff breaks him or her out into a coughing flurry. A new stimulus is choking the respiratory system. The body rejects it.

That’s roughly the story for any first-time stimulus which is disturbing.

Upon repeated exposure to the stimulus, the body slowly gets habituated. Ultimately, rejection recedes. One’s tissues are now not only bathing in the stimulus, they are enjoying it. In fact, they want more.

Habituation is where we want to keep it at, no further. That’s the point of Satmya. At the point of Satmya, you enjoy the stimulus without…

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