My client leaned forward, sighed, and bit her thumb nail. She was stuck about what to do with items she inherited from her parents. She felt she should keep them. But then she wasn't sure.
I told her that her physical reaction meant she felt anxious. The body doesn't lie. I said that the effect of hanging on to the inheritance meant she was hanging on to the anxiety it gave her.
I said if something hurts, it's not helpful to you. Pain is an indicator that something is not good for you. We can try and ignore the discomfort some thing is giving us. But why?
She sighed, took her thumb out of her mouth, and sat up. She said she was letting go of the inheritance. She looked relieved.