I had a thought that I wanted to inquire of anyone listening, related to a few previous threads. The subconscious doesn't play by the rules of time (at least not well) - and Sarno says things clear up over weeks/months as you do the thinking/journaling, which it has for me in some part...but is the timing of presence/absence of symptoms different for everyone? For example, when I had pain from chemical smells, it would come *after* 10-20 minutes and last for days even when I was able to ignore it (sometimes I wasn't). This was all subconscious. As I've journaled, I've had bad days directly after having revelations and have had great days 5-6 days later - AND vice versa. It's hard for me to connect it to the journaling, and I think the nervous system/subconscious doesn't work that way, especially when it knows it's "tricks" have been found out about. But I'm curious what the rest of you think and how you'd put this into words. When people say "just think psychologically" or "just read Sarno" whenever they have pain, it drives some of us nuts because it makes it sound like everything is in the present. They must have a more reliable nervous system than some of us, if that truly works. Or...maybe their subconscious knows they're not analyzing the time factor to the extent that I am? Is it really all about playing tricks on us in these ways? Am I just being too analytical? Probably. But then so was Dr. Sarno Thanks for any thoughts!