Are you right? Maybe. Am I? Maybe. Are we both wrong? Probably! My goal with this blog and website is simply to share ideas and provide food for thought. Hear it, take it or leave it, consider the resources that I provide, that’s it. Will people disagree with me? Of course! Should they? Of course! I am not right! I promise to research, share the opinions of others, and do my best to present interesting and accurate information, but of course, I will be wrong. And I’ll probably contradict myself. I’m always learning and growing, and I hope you are too. It’s all just “true-ish”.
Science: By definition is a body of knowledge on a particular subject. It is the pursuit of understanding the evidence available at any point in time. Any scientific study includes observations, questions, hypotheses, methods, and results. Scientific studies discuss a hypothesis, and even if a hypothesis that is tested is perceived to be “accepted” vs rejected, a discussion of future studies to confirm is included, as well as weaknesses of the study. So, scientists themselves will tell you that there is always room for further questioning, study, and learning. Science is simply a quest for the truth, but at the end of the day, it’s a quest.
Theory, spirituality, religion, and thought-leaders: I lump these together because they fall into the category (in my mind) of going on emotion, thought, experience, and feeling. They take the practical experience as well as learned information to apply it to life situations, generally (and hopefully) for the betterment of people and the world around them. They can be an incredible source of inspiration, positivity, motivation, and connection for many people in the world, me included. A lot of what I “believe” in, comes from these amazing individuals, and I’ll share them as resources along the way.
The point is, that we are all just learning and growing. In order to reach our fullest potential, we must explore all possible explanations and possibilities. Only then can we become the best versions of ourselves.
“Our addiction to always being right is a great block to the trust. It keeps us from the kind of openness that comes from confidence in our natural wisdom.” Stephen Levine
Confidence comes not from always being right, but from not fearing to be wrong”. Peter Mcintyre