I first met Dan Cayer at an Unconditional Healing workshop almost ten years ago. He was probably the youngest person there, and I thought how brave of him to join in and share his story. Dan's story, a mysterious illness which robbed him of the use of his arms and hands due to constant burning pain, resonated with me. Partly because I also suffered from a mysterious illness, but also because of his gentleness, lack of self-pity and desire to be of help to others. Dan has made great strides in his life, and recently recounted his story for the Elephant Journal, and with his permission, I re-post it here. It is entitled, "What No One Told Me about Chronic Pain".