This story is about you and me and how our desire to hang on to what we have stops us from having what we seek.
Think of it as perpetual Lent. What are you willing to give up – your wheels, preferred physician or that sweet deduction for that timeshare at the shore?… Everything costs something. Not just in crass materialist terms but in all ways for we make emotional, intellectual and spiritual payments as well. You know that you need to discard some old ideas to make way for the new ones and yet you hoard them like the bewildered and befuddled characters on late night cable television.
Your therapist has it backwards. Feelings seldom change actions but actions often change feelings. Sometimes just tinkering, puttering or fiddling with something inside of yourself takes you on the great adventure.