The goal is to create a clear mind, free of distractions and opinions. The markets are a living system, much like humans are, and as a result are unpredictable.The only way you can successfully profit in the markets is to stop trying to predict the unpredictable. Like a tail on a dog, just follow the markets. When they go up, go with them. When they go down, go with them. When they are doing nothing, do nothing.