Sincerity

The word ‘sincere’ can be traced back to the Latin sincerus, meaning ‘whole’ or ‘pure’ or ‘sound’, and which is arguably derived from the roots ‘sin-’ (one) and ‘crescere’ (to grow) in that the Latin ‘sincerus’ originally referred to a plant which was of pure stock – not a mixture or hybrid – and thus came to mean anything which was genuine (as in ‘true’ or ‘correct’) and not falsified, adulterated, contaminated. Thus sincerity is to be in accord with the fact/ being aligned with factuality/ staying true to facticity (as in being authentic/ guileless, genuine/ artless, straightforward/ ingenuous)

http://www.actualfreedom.com.au/richard/selectedcorrespondence/sc-intimacy.htm


RESPONDENT: Would you say it takes a lot of effort?

RICHARD: No … sincerity is the key to an unlocking of Effortlessness

http://www.actualfreedom.com.au/sundry/commonobjections/CRO30a.htm


RESPONDENT: How do I get started if I don’t have any definite memory of a PCE?

RICHARD: In a word: sincerity.

Sincerity is the key to success inasmuch it can unlock Naiveté – the nearest an identity can get to being innocent – which is that intimate aspect of oneself that is usually kept hidden away for fear of seeming foolish (a simpleton) … it is like being a child again but with adult sensibilities (wherein one can separate out the distinction between being naïve and being gullible/ trusting).

http://www.actualfreedom.com.au/sundry/frequentquestions/FAQ64a.htm

RICHARD: What I now recommend is essentially no different to what I have recommended ever since first becoming apparent on the thirtieth of October 1992 and which is basically the same as what the identity in residence recommended, to anyone prepared to listen at the time, when ‘he’ set about imitating the actual – as evidenced in a pure consciousness experience (PCE) in late July 1980 – on and after the first of January 1981 … to wit: being relentlessly attentive to, each moment again, and scrupulously honest about, how that only moment of ever being alive was experienced so as to feel as happy and as harmless (as free of malice and sorrow) as was humanly possible inasmuch any deviation from such felicity/innocuity was attended to with the utmost dispatch in order to live as peacefully and as harmoniously as ‘he’ could with ‘his’ then wife and children, in particular, and with anyone and everyone who came into ‘his’ presence

http://actualfreedom.com.au/richard/listafcorrespondence/listaf60f.htm#29Sep05

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