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I a wrestling with a down day yesterday, a missed trade this morning, and a lack of belief.

Keep fighting - mountains are always hardest to climb near their summit. Goethe says "the difficulties increase the nearer we approach the goal."

Seek freedom and become captive of your desires. Seek discipline and find your liberty. - Frank Herbert
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The symmetry for a w5 is not that good

 
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An update form this morning's SR levels. I had thought last night screw fib lines, this is about pivots.

 
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One wild card on the 30

 
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Funny how I take a 6 contract hit yesterday, and now am a few ticks shy of breakeven, trading 1-3 contracts... 6 every time and I would be ahead.

The confidence pulls back for at least a few trades with every high-dollar hit.. Insanity.

 
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scalped 1 for +8 to get above the damage of yesterday. Going into the close feels like a coin toss right now

 
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Another trade that I did not post but is bugging me today, I bought 6e last night around 126 even. Got stopped out at near breakeven. Not that big of a deal, but the remnants from that trade are relfected in my chart trader balance today. $1005. That 5 bothers me, because I know where it came from and where 6E is now...


 
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Runt of the litter....


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Two quotes by Shakti Gawain;

“Every time you don't follow your inner guidance, you feel a loss of energy, loss of power, a sense of spiritual sadness.”


I feel that right now. I felt that this morning from the missed CL long trade. I felt that from the 6E trade last night.



“Evil (ignorance) is like a shadow-- it has no real substance of its
own, it is simply a lack of light. You cannot cause a shadow to
disappear by trying to fight it, stamp on it, by railing against it, or
any other form of emotional or physical resistance. In order to cause a
shadow to disappear, you must shine light on it”



That is what I believe this journal is helping me to do.

 
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“Every time you don't follow your inner guidance, you feel a loss of energy, loss of power, a sense of spiritual sadness.”


I feel that right now. I felt that this morning from the missed CL long trade. I felt that from the 6E trade last night.

Thanks for this Gary, great post -- I also feel the same way whenever I do something contrary to what my gut says to do, due to my ego or fear, for example. However, when we are on the right side of the market, and when we are patient, in flow with the market, we just feel good. There's no upstream swimming... it's smooth sailing. We feel empowered, energetic, and happy -- the opposite of what the quote above points out... thanks for bringing this quote to my attention.

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