Hi all- For the day 31 journaling, the program suggests that I write on a current stressor. Since starting the program I have faced a few physical fears regarding exercise and have experimented with the treadmill and stationary bike that have been sitting in my basement unused for the past 7 years or so. For the past 3 days, since I really started enjoying these two activities in some gradually longer spurts and even stretching on the ground afterward, I have had an aching pain in the upper/mid left side of my back unlike any I have had before. In my mind I keep thinking, "I think that's where my kidney is." I have no doubt that this is the symptom imperative at work. It's too much of a coincidence that such a prominent, unrelated symptom would show itself precisely at the time I am moving forward---literally. BTW the 1st day I really walked at a nice pace, I turned my iPod on shuffle and the song "Walk" was playing---"Learning to walk again....." I took this to be one of those treasured signs from the Universe. I know this new pain is my unconscious just messing with me and yet some old fear is rearing its head. I can feel that just by attaching the notion an organ to the pain instead of just the thought of a sore muscle, fuels the fear, and as a result, fuels the pain. That old fear also sets in motion a series of old behaviors--defensiveness, which leads to condescension and criticism of those around me in an effort to grasp for security when I feel like I'm losing control. I've learned through this program that the more I ignore this pain and go about my business the quicker it will fade into the background. I guess I'll just consider this really good practice. Maybe that's exactly what I'm supposed to have on day 31. Thanks so much for listening.