From experience to dogma
Every school of thought, or spiritual path, starts with an enlightening experience that shows aspects of reality
that were hidden until that moment. As time passes the experience fades, and knowledge remains. After a longer
time, even knowledge ages, loses its contact with reality, and dogma arises.
If we wish to avoid that eventuality, or at least to delay it as long as possible, it is essential that we strive to keep
in touch with reality. And we know very well that the most painful experiences are the most useful ones, with regard
to keeping us aware and alert.
Believing that we know how to stay healthy, how to prevent and cure any sickness, and that because of that
we must become leaders of the new world and save the Humanity from the dangers in which it lives, would be a
Dogma of any sort has always been a major turn-off for me, I just simply won’t participate in any group where it becomes an “Us against Them” or a “We’re right, Everyone Else is wrong” mentality. Basically what this boils down to for me is a simple realization that what I believe, how I live and what I eat simply do not define who I AM. Who I am is so much bigger than the stories I create in my head to define myself, and by shedding those definitions, I leave myself free to just BE.