The Prayer of Indifference (and how it relates to Investing)
Have you heard of the "Prayer of Indifference"?
I've been reading a book called "Purusing God's Will Together" by Ruth Barton and I thought one of the sections would be interesting to you. It is about spiritual discernment but could equally apply to your decision making process.
There are several dynamics of discernment, but the first and foremost is becoming INDIFFERENT, in a positive way.
Barton says it is about "interior freedom", where we are "free from undue attachment to any particular outcome", and becoming indifferent to anything but God's will.
In short, the Prayer of Indifference is about "not my will but Yours be done".
In any decision making process, if you start without any preconceived idea of what you would like to see happen, often it will position you to be open to His leading.
Are you about to embark on a major decision?
When it comes to investing, it is easy to get excited and fall in love with a particular company you are researching. Constantly take a step back, and become "indifferent" and not stuck to any preconceived notion of whether it is a buy or sell.
Why not start by being "indifferent"?