I believe there is certain a synergy between knowledge and experience. If something works for you, then you attribute half (in this case to Orthodoxy) and half to yourself because you actually made it a part of your heart and applied it. In other words, it doesn't just sound like you are being changed by Orthodoxy, but that you are literally becoming Orthodox, you are making Orthodoxy your own. Ultimately, it doesn't really matter what you call Orthodoxy, but whether this Orthodoxy is truly orthodox, so much that you yourself become orthodox in the most natural way. If you ask me what I believe Orthodoxy to be, I'll say that it is the real and pure human nature; there's no artificial formula involved. I never became Orthodox (as in something else), but I returned to and grown into my real normality.