I love this quote. I don’t remember where it came from, but I have it framed and hanging in my office. It is a perfect little snapshot of that moment when someone decides to make change. Something like this happens in therapy, all the time: for weeks we struggle with the fear of what it might be like to become something different, and the familiar–though painful–is less terrifying than the new. Then, for some reason, the climate changes enough so that opening up becomes possible. Opening up makes transformation begin, and I cherish that moment every time.