In The Divided Mind, Dr. Sarno says that TMS symptoms are not punishment, but are the mind's way of distracting us from painful emotions. One such emotion is guilt. Louise Hay expresses the idea that guilt seeks punishment and this can cause pain. We therefore need to dissolve the guilt. I have never been able to overcome the idea that I am punishing myself with pain. I would be interested to know what others think about guilt as seeking punishment and therefore causing pain. And also how others have managed to dissolve their feelings of guilt.