On Dogma


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
delusional attitude.

Carlo Guglielmo

No Dogma

No Dogma (Photo credit: Dogma-Free Thinker)

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.


About couleewind

I'm a 41 year old woman from a small city in Alberta Canada. I am whimsical and bitter-sweet and am essentially a marshmallow in a porcupine suit. I collect Pez dispensers and books and I love to talk, although I do tend to be fairly introspective. The sort of content which you will find here will vary depending on the day, my mood and what’s going on in my world or of interest to me. I mainly blog as method of reflecting on my day and on my life at the time of the post. I have a history of struggling with social anxiety and depression, as well as type two diabetes, and through living a plant-based, wholistically centered life I've made great strides in these areas. This blog is meant to reflect where I'm at in my life, and how I'm moving toward creating the life I see myself having in my dreams. I will often discuss, whole foods, meditation, personal growth and my day to day struggles and victories. I am also a highschool drop out who is returning to school at age 42, and a person who lives on a very tight fixed income currently, this will also be reflected in my blog.

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