I do believe emotions can cause pain, but for some reason I didn't believe it could cause the amount of pain I've been in for the past year. Reading Feelings Buried Alive Never Die was my first introduction into emotions tying back to symptoms in the body. I have had unexplained symptoms in my body for years that randomly show up, then randomly disappear. Usually it took no longer than 2 months and it was centralized to a foot, a shoulder, a hip, etc. This time it started in my sacrum and like a wild fire spread so fast over my entire body before it was out of control, suffering not only from unbelievable pain in my joints, muscles and what felt like every nerve ending in my body. While also experiencing incredible muscle weakness to the point where I couldn't even stand from a seated position. I go from hiking Rim to Rim in a day in May to finding myself flat on my back in July. This will be my Day 1. This is the day I start to embrace my emotions, tend to them and nurture them moreso than trying to treat the symptoms of my pain. Today I will start to tell myself several times a day, that this is emotionally caused and not a physical ailment. I will stop looking for ways to fix the pain except for following this program. I will not obsess with supplements, vitamins, stretches, food, etc. as I have but will instead turn inward to release the emotions that are causing these symptoms. Today I choose to believe this is the resolution and look forward to being outdoors again!