Hi all, I'm sure this has come up before, so apologies for asking again, but I'm finding it difficult to recognise that anger is the main repressed emotion. Actually I have in a few journal entries about my past, but it's not this boiling all-consuming type of emotion about the injustices I suffered as a kid. I might feel angry when I'm writing about it, but it's more 'interesting' than some cathartic epiphany. There are other emotions like shame which I see as playing a much bigger part. Also, I said this earlier, I'm someone who has in the past (though since starting this TMS journey I think I've improved) has let fly with anger too easily, especially with those close to me. So it's always been a very conscious thing. Maybe the answer to that is it was coming from an unconscious place. So if my anger in daily life has improved, does that mean I've begun to resolve the unconscious form of it? I suppose I ask because each day I meditate on Dr Sarno's 12 daily reminders and No. 4 is "The principal emotion is my repressed anger". The thing that makes this really difficult to work out is if my anger's repressed, then I'm really not going to be aware of it - so how can I know the truth of it? It may well be that anger is the main emotion in my case, I just haven't found it. Is there a trick to it (he asks, expecting that's the wrong question to be asking). Or is this just not important, don't worry and keep going.... For the record, my pain is still there, but every now and then I'm noticing it's improved slightly. And I'm starting to really believe it when I say to the pain, I know what you are, you're nothing to do with any structural problem, and I'm not afraid of you. That and, paradoxically, not giving the pain oxygen by focusing on it.