Strange In-Formation Brings Success

by | Oct 21, 2013 | Archives

A reader’s comment about last week’s message “Trapped in a Strange Place” sparked a thought about our thoughts.

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When You’re Strange… the Doors

Strange thoughts… that are normal can ruin your multi currency investing… your business.. or your move to Ecuador.

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What are your thoughts about this bull in a field?

The reader wrote: Gary, your readers say  that  even at home, they feel trapped in a strange place because America is no longer what they used to know.  The funny thing is people in America and in every country of the world have been saying that same thing every year for hundreds of years. This is not new or news.

I replied:  I agree.  This part of our thought process creates two mental errors.   This first error is to think of the past as the “good old days” and second to want to possess and maintain the past.

This is also not news.  These ideas… or feelings that we are out of place or out of sorts due to change… and feeling possessive of the past. These are mental – emotional errors caused by human nature.

I watched this phenomenon in Naples, Florida.  Some of us moved there when it was a sleepy fishing village.  Whenever we spoke of where we lived we had to explain where Naples was…”Two hours west of Miami”.   We lived there for a decade and a half or so before Naples really caught on.  Many new residents arrived and soon they seemed to feel that Naples was their town and that no one else new should be allowed to move in.

The same evolution has occurred in Ecuador.   When we moved to Ecuador there were very few expats.  Now a bit more than 15 years later the expats who have been in Ecuador for a couple of years are not liking the new expats.  They want expats to stop moving in.

I call this  “The Close the Gate” syndrome and it is a really serious mental error.

Those who can understand the why of these human impulses become more intelligent, flexible and are better positioned to be happy, healthy and wealthy.

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What are your thoughts about this baby bear?

This error of thought that can ruin our business and multi currency investing develops when we misunderstand the reality of In – Formation.

A portion of a great translation of Patanjali’s Sutra by Swami Prabhavananda and Chistopher Isherwood explains this erroneous thought process.

This  book says (bolds are mine): When an object or event in the external world is recorded by the senses, a thought wave is raised in the mind.

The ego-sense identifies itself with this wave.  This false identification is the cause of all our misery.

The translation says that according to Patanjali the mind is made of three components. The first is a recording faculty which receives impressions gathered by the senses from the outside world.  The second component  is a discriminative faculty which classifies these impressions and reacts to them.  The third is the ego sense which claims these impressions for its own and stores them as individual knowledge.

The book says: For example, manas reports: A large animate object is quickly approaching. Buddhi  decides; “That’s a bull. It is angry. It wants to attack someone.” Ahamkar screams: “It wants to attack me. It is I who see the bull. It is I who am frightened. It is I who is about to run away”. Later, from the branches of a nearby tree, ahamkar may add: “Now I know that this bull (which is not I) is dangerous. There are others who do not know this; it is my personal knowledge, which will cause me to avoid this bull in the future.

It is as if a little electric light bulb would declare I am the electric current and then proceed to describe electricity as a pear-shaped glass object containing filaments of wire.

Here is how this mental error can ruin our multi currency investing.  Once a person claims possession of the past, then change becomes a threat.  Alterations to our thoughts become challenges… instead of new IN -formation.

The owner of knowledge rejects or argues with reality.  Owning that bull above could be very beneficial. Being around that baby bear might be very dangerous.  The owners of different opinions who don’t change their view to those realities could become trapped in a strange (and dangerous) places.

In the same way because they have discovered Ecuador or some new place where they move, they wish to take possession and stop new people (the same as new IN – formation) from coming in.  This closes their minds to the benefits of an increasing expat population.

Multi currency investors feel comfortable in bull markets and uncomfortable in bear markets.  The opposite should be true because the biggest profit potential is always in the bear!

But how do we get in touch with ourselves to use this enormously powerful law?

Understanding and being able to follow our intuition can be enormously difficult, but an anonymous 14th century Samurai warrior gives us a clue how to do this. This Warrior’s Creed explains what to do better than I could!   I would like to share it here with you.

A WARRIOR’S CREED I have no parents: I make the heavens and earth my parents. I have no home: I make awareness my home. I have no life or death: I make the tides of breathing my life and death. I have no divine power: I make honesty my divine power. I have no means: I make understanding my means. I have no magic secrets: I make character my magic secret. I have no body: I make endurance my body. I have no eyes: I make the flash of lightning my eyes. I have no ears: I make sensibility my ears. I have no limbs: I make promptness my limbs. I have no strategy: I make unshadowed by thought my strategy. I have no designs: I make seizing opportunity by the forelock my design. I have no miracles: I make right action my miracles. I have no principles: I make adaptability to all circumstances my principles. I have no tactics: I make emptiness and fullness my tactics. I have no talents: I make readiness my talent. I have no friends: I make my mind my friend. I have no enemy: I make carelessness my enemy. I have no armor: I make benevolence and righteousness my armor. I have no castle: I make immovable mind my castle. I have no sword: I make absence of self my sword.

Whether we are investors or business people, we are commercial warriors.  Despite industrial eras, technology, innovation and all the miracles of our modern world, the true nature of life, commerce and business has not altered one bit.  Change is the only permanence and adaptability is a most powerful investing tool.

Use this this wisdom in investing, business and life and you will not find the results strange.


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Ginseng we grew in our back yard.  I know about growing ginseng through experience and explain why and how in the report “Live Anywhere – Earn Everywhere”.

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Here I am by one of the many loquat trees at our Florida farm.

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I have many trees on the farm but started growing loquat seedlings last year.


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I have been drinking a lot of home made loquat leaf tea during the pandemic.

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Our North Carolina greenhouse.

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Our Florida greenhouse.

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