Paradigms are illusional environments that we create through which we see understand and live our lives. Often a paradigm can come about merely through the effect of specialized words or labels in respected fields that block our “vision”.
An example is embodied in the scientific terms: “epistemology and ontology” Although these terms carry sophistication and respect in science and philosophy, all they ironically mean is physical or sensory reality that they state as “epistemology”, as opposed to true wholistic reality not connected to our senses or perceptions known as “ontology” – the very realm that wholistic wisdom explained to the world 4000 years ago but that their paradigm prevents them from connecting to merely do to terminology differences.
Taking that to another level, it is well established wisdom that there are 10 illuminations or dimensions that comprise true wholistic reality, but because the modern scientific paradigm only recognizes the singular dimension of physicality, it does not understand that true reality, resides in the other 9 dimensions.
“Empirical proof”, believe it or not is actually another universally established paradigm construct as well. Proof works well in the modern science of physicality but it takes the scientists away from the time the tested established “extrapolation” procedure of wholistic science that has established humanities thousands of year old wisdom by drawing a line between cause and effect, far better than empirical proof can ever do.