You’d think they go together nearly all the time.
But when we’re trying to change, especially when someone has asked us to change, they rarely do.
Thankfully, right action is always available to us.
We just start, we do this new thing, once, a second time, over and over again.
We might not understand why. But we can choose to start by acting, and in so doing we show our faith in and respect for the person who suggested the change.
If it helps, you can see this right action as an exploration: once we genuinely engage in right action, we will see its results. Often, at this moment, our blinders come off. The limitations of our arguments defending our prior, not-as-right action, get exposed.
Right thoughts will follow, because the actions and their results speak for themselves.
The other path, the one where we only act after we’re convinced it’s right, is a mirage.
Because our mind has this terrible tendency to believe itself.