Ya'll i've been asked this question from several therapists over the years. It's always been a huge stumbling block. As someone who does yoga every week for 18 years, and been in tons of therapy, practices a 12 step recovery program...and does tons of introspection:::: I NEVER KNOW WHAT THE PAIN IS TELLING ME> For example: Yes I am angry from childhood yes I'm terribly sad my sister died etc, etc, :: I know the things that are making me sad and angry but I really never know what the pain is trying to tell me. It hurts after something fun, it hurts when I'm working it makes no sense anymore- not that it ever did- but when I'm working too hard and get pain or if i'm so stressed: that makes sense in a way. But when I'm having a wonderful time; why do I hurt sometimes after? Can you all give me some real examples of inspired thoughts about this? What is the pain trying to say? Thanks so much!