(About a 3 minute read)
The next time someone gives you directions, take a moment to notice how you feel about them both before and after you have taken them and discovered for yourself they got you where you wanted to go.
Did your feelings change a little bit? My own feelings change. Not much, but still perceptibly change. Near as I can figure, that’s the difference between my believing that something is true and my accepting that something is true. It’s the difference between my conscious mind believing something, and my whole mind — including my subconscious — believing something is true.
I have a friend who is in the habit of saying, “I believe you, Paul”. I have known him for at least a decade, and I have yet to see evidence he has believed me even once about anything!