Thank you, Ann. At this particular juncture in my life I more easily recognize shared touchstones in your recounting of your struggles. The world of our past and our development within it was overwrought with religious beliefs/constraints that, perhaps unknowingly, (I am so kind… or so naive) provided foundation for ignorance in the face of quickly advancing scientific inquiry and new knowledge. I have now fully embraced “faith in life” and “truth of change” as foundation for my continually emerging understanding of a whole self. Leaning evermore into a state of liberation. Opening into acceptance rather than closing inward into denial and denigration. Freedom from the inhumane, and sometimes cruel, restraints of the past and now bursting forth into the light of wisdom/fulfilment. It just takes a lifetime. 😉 Could it be achieved any other way than through the countless confounding trials of many years? Damn, I hate admitting that suffering can open the door to profound peace and joy. But it is proving to be true for me. I always appreciate your accompanying research into the mind-body dynamic. You work hard at justifying your position.