A fact is a simple statement that everyone believes. It is innocent, unless found guilty. A hypothesis is a novel suggestion that no one wants to believe. It is guilty, until found effective. “-Edward Teller
I follow a method to prove to myself and others that there are wholehearted people in the world. I try to prove to myself and others the reasons for being wholehearted through my experiences and studies. I believe the main reason I do this is to illustrate to myself why living this lifestyle is so important to the world around me. As such, these experiences and studies act like motivation to keep myself heading down this road.
The lesson I learned: I’ve realized and accepted the fact that I live in a world where everyone has different morals, ethics and beliefs. I’ve learned that I can discuss my beliefs, ethics and morals with others without feeling the need to argue, agree dishonestly or “people please”. It is in these beliefs, ethics and morals that I find myself and others questioning, predicting, experiencing, proving/disproving, documenting and sharing. I believe this method of proving to be one of the most alluring aspects of humanity; to me, it loosely resembles the scientific method.
I think what contrasts with my process to prove from my pre-wholehearted days is that I no longer try to prove my reasons to get recognition and achievements. I do it to purely remind and educate myself and others. There are no other motives. I’ve experience the proof that there are other wholehearted people in this world everyday in my reflection time, chatting with you, attending retreats and reading the online community posts.
Thank you for reading.
Have a good day,