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There is something deeper.


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Sometimes, yes. But I could not say why exactly.

Imo there are few things deeper or of more profound effect than acceptance...


On the subject of which perhaps keep in mind the article and subject matter posted by @PandaWarrior
in his post # 4288 ...

I shall leave you in, and with what I wish for you..

peace..

and much wellness...

Every moment I wake up I realize I know nothing, and then I smile...
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A quirky guy that I really enjoy and is much more able to explain perception and the now..
hope it's a source of use and help

How to live without Stress in your day-to-day life - Eckhart Tolle


Eckhart Tolle: Nirvana Is Already Here


Eckhart Tolle - Acceptance and Surrender


Iif anyone has some time on their hands;
Eckhart Tolle - The Power of Now (the complete audio production)


Eckhart Tolle - Transmuting Suffering into Peace - 1 of 3

Every moment I wake up I realize I know nothing, and then I smile...

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A quirky guy that I really enjoy and is much more able to explain perception and the now..
hope it's a source of use and help


Quirky, yes. Very. But I am now on the last video.

 
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hey Gary
i just wanted to let you know that your journal helped me formulate a plan which has been improving my performance greatly for some time and im getting better

by the way i grew up in orlando. lived in metrowest for a long time. now im back home in beirut.

hope ur doin good. take care

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hey Gary
i just wanted to let you know that your journal helped me formulate a plan which has been improving my performance greatly for some time and im getting better

by the way i grew up in orlando. lived in metrowest for a long time. now im back home in beirut.

hope ur doin good. take care

Is that boxing from sexy stochastic ? I think so with the Lebanon reference! Nice to know your still going! Still bringing the sexy back?!?


 
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Is that boxing from sexy stochastic ? I think so with the Lebanon reference! Nice to know your still going! Still bringing the sexy back?!?


lol yea its me. lets talk over private messages so we dont clutter the thread .

 
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I have basically stopped my nightly ritual of creating complex support and resistance levels, and instead come to the market an hour or so before the pit open, draw out the obvious, and then watch price action. What I am doing with the time I used to spend on charts, is wokring more on my own psychology. I have watched and/or listened to the videos posted by @zt379 several times now, and even had one running today as I traded. It has kept me incredibly selective.

Despite crude's $4 moves, down and then up, back to back, I am net up only 89 ticks for the week. Extended moves tend to throw me off, and I mostly sit on the sidelines in disbelief of the continuation.

When crude broke through the 38% today, I figured it would run, but even with that assumption I sat idle most of the day. I have damaged my trust in myself.

More important to me right now is exploring whatever is still in me that feels hurt from my past losses, what drives me to do what I do, what matters most to me. I made a list of things that cause stress and tension in my life, it numbers over 20 things. Then I took out a sheet of paper and wrote "Things I Enjoy Doing, 1)..." That sheet of paper was on my desk in the same condition when I returned from Tampa today. I have realized that my life purpose for the past several years has been about getting back something, and that in the process I have nearly stopped living. I may find energy or passion in the pursuit itself, and I may feel at times that it is the same as enjoyment, but really it is tunnelvision.

Watching the videos by Eckhart Tolle, an interesting moment was when he opened a seminar in what is more obvious in hindsight, was a deliberate attempt at being painfully slow to get started. And referenced that the discomfort members of the audience may feel, is not being comfortable with themselves. I realized that may be a significant driver of my workoholism. And I have decided to correct it.

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hey Gary
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by the way i grew up in orlando. lived in metrowest for a long time. now im back home in beirut.

hope ur doin good. take care

That is great. I hope your trading just keeps getting better. How is trading in Beirut? Is it US based?

 
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I removed 3 indicators on the 6-range. I have been working on it for months, and had several versions saved as templates, but actually used it for 2 days now.

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That is great. I hope your trading just keeps getting better. How is trading in Beirut? Is it US based?



its not so bad. internet is not so great but for some reason i like the hours. US open is at 430 pm so really i wake up late trade from 430 till about 8 or so and im done .

yea trading is US based. i trade prop with a small fund here.

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