The following thread originated in the old wetpaint forum, but there have been several interesting new points that I wanted to respond to here. In one of the wetpaint thread, Jesse Wrote I think such a large part of recovering is accepting who we are and that we have these strong feelings. The line, "accepting the way you are and being ok with it just might be the first step in true transformation," in my opinion is the heart of recovering. It is simply admitting that we have these strong emotions and that we are not terrible people for being frustrated, angry and upset. I've been thinking a lot about why some people have so called book recoveries or why some people recover really fast, and I wonder if this doesn't have something to do with it. Do people who recover quickly, simply accept who they have strong emotions faster? Perhaps this is why Sarno says that Knowledge (and not transformation) is the penicillin for this syndrome. Having knowledge about the true cause of our symptoms, and knowing/recognizing the underlying emotions is the true path to recovery.