I feel like this is the area that I am most struggling to grasp. My TMS therapist and my favourite author on the subject (not Sarno- Steve Ozanich!) I think have a different outlook on this. I have a TMS therapist who is of the opinion (unless I misunderstand, which is possible) that symptoms should be respected and listened to, and that when you do something that you don't 'feel' like doing as a result of symptoms- such as physical exercise despite having pain- it is in full dialogue with your 'inner self' that the symptoms are not necessary so 'I'm going to do the exercise anyway'. Whereas an alternative view- expressed by Steve Ozanich in his book 'The Great Pain Deception' is much more of the 'fuck you TMS' attitude, and advises you to just do what you would do if you were well, and stop giving two fucks about your symptoms. Both perspectives make sense. In conclusion, this is my question: Should I 'listen' to symptoms, or tell them to go fuck themselves!?