“Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it . Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves” (Matthew 7: 13-15, KJV).
“Because those who enter the kingdom must enter as individuals, the way to the kingdom is never the path of least resistance but a narrow, difficult, and winding way . . . . The wide road is the way through life that we travel unconsciously, the road of least resistance and mass identity. The narrow road requires consciousness, close attention lest we wander off the path. Only the few take it because of its individual character and because it entails the hardship of becoming conscious” (The Kingdom Within: The Inner Meaning of Jesus’ Sayings by John A. Sanford, pp.46-47).
I’ve had clients—in the beginning stage of Jungian psychotherapy—dream of exiting an expressway (society’s way) and ending up on a lone country road or a road that leads into the wilderness. Robert Frost poetically said:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.
As a trader, you need to walk the path of the individual. You need to individuate. Otherwise, the perils of the collective trading highway leave you open to “false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.” Instead, take the narrow way . . . the way less traveled.