I don’t bring in all of them every day, but will “model” the best and wisest men and women I’ve known personally–and some of them have been simply extraordinary.
The assumption that seems most appropriate is that if you go deeply enough into yourself, you reach the “True Self” and in essence, the divine. So either direction works.
I understand the sadness. But also feel joy for the survival, the overcoming, the finding of allies, and the strength to stand tall. If you tell YOUR truth, about the things that genuinely touch YOUR heart, with a love for humanity, you will be doing all you can to help. Truth is universal, and belongs to all.