Action and feeling go together…by regulating the action, which is under the more direct control of the will, we can indirectly regulate the feeling.
~ William James, Talks to Teachers on Psychology and to Students on Some of Life's Ideals
This is very Jewish, I think. Before receiving the 10 Commandments, the people said, We will obey & we will hear. I had an argument with a friend once. She said, I can't do anything I don't believe. I said, I can't believe anything I don't do.
Doing leads to belief & to feeling. If I act kindly towards you, I'll end up liking you.
Yom Kippur is a day away so of course I'm thinking about how to do better.