The outcome independence idea resonates with me. I find I am envious of those people who were instantly cured by just reading Dr. Sarno's book! Wow that is not me. I guess I just need to dig deeper. After a great day yesterday I had a flareup this am--dealing with thoughts of envy (which I have dismissed as childish for years) and stressors at home. Was disheartened by this flareup, but I regrouped, distracted myself, journaled and it decreased. The idea of outcome independence seems particularly important for my personality traits of perfectionism and being in control--need for no bad emotions/feelings. I need to let go. Only then will I be able to see a flareup as part of the process and not a failure. Only then will my pain go away.