I came across this quote the other day and thought it relates so well to TMS. For anyone to recover from TMS you need to overcome two main patterns of thought that our society drills into us. The first is that chronic pain is caused by structural abnormalities. We continue to think that if we have pain, there has to be a clear physical causation of it. Of course this only keeps us thinking physical.To recover you must forget everything that modern medicine has told you about your symptoms and about what not to do. Only then will you know the true cause of your symptoms. The other thought pattern is that having powerful emotions is wrong and unacceptable. From our childhood, we have developed patterns of repression and have learned to react to stressful situations by repressing. Again, in order to recover you must forget the behavior of repression to truly know what the underlying causes of your symptoms are.