I am up to day 34 of the sep. I have had good and bad days but yesterday I had a breakthrough. I was doing my daily (mostly) walk and I noticed a lady about 50 metres ahead of me walking her dog. She suddenly stopped walking and began stroking her dog. I immediately started to feel angry because I knew that I would now have to walk past her and say hello. Big deal you might say, but I did not want to acknowledge this stranger with a greeting. How weird. It sounds trivial, but instead of trying to suppress the anger and prepare myself to be convivial, I allowed myself to feel the anger and I was able to do just that. I actually felt the anger. This was a monumental breakthrough for me. I really felt the anger, which was obviously displaced. I proceeded to walk past the lady and her dog and we exchanged greetings. Immediately the stomach pain I had been experiencing relentlessly for several weeks vanished and I have been pain free for a whole day. I managed to think about and feel an emotion for the first time. I had to share this. I am very excited. As I write this I am pain free!!