Although I live in a typically cold climate, it feels like summer here today (in February!!) I went to a nature preserve under a bright blazing sun and huge blue sky and ran for almost an hour. (!!) The birds were singing. In spite of the fact that Monday I could barely move, and I recently posted on this forum in despair, today I felt better than wonderful. I've had a few of those days now, and they are like magic. I've been in pain for almost five years. I read Sarno seven months ago and found this forum shortly thereafter. I've been trying meditation, journaling, yoga, reading Sarno over and over and over again. I saw today that perhaps, in spite of expressing frustration that all of that seemed not to be working, maybe part of me is skeptical that it CAN work. Days like today really do feel like some kind of weird magic, something impossible and irrational. HOW could those things possibly work? HOW can I be in such pain Monday and so well on Saturday? It's crazy and wonderful. I know reasoning and science are behind it, but it's still amazing to me. This is obviously not like taking antibiotics and getting better 24 hours later. It's amazing that it works at all, though, isn't it? I'm amazed. I'm so grateful for these glimpses of possibility and progress.