Dogma

What is dogma? Wikipedia defines dogma as the established belief or doctrine held by a religion, ideology or any kind of organization, thought to be authoritative and not to be disputed, doubted or diverged from.

Dogma exists and thrives because most people personally identify with their beliefs. In other words; these beliefs become their identity. The ego attaches the same or even greater value than your physical life, to these beliefs.

More people than ever are awakening their consciousness; but dogma is still a real issue among most. In fact, I'm willing to bet that you know one or several people that will not even investigate or entertain the thought of anything that deviates from their beliefs.

The vast truth of their beings, of which they really are; is being overlooked. The person they think they are is being challenged. This ego identity does not want to let go of them. It is threatened because when they really start to see who they are and how it makes the former person they thought they were incomparable to their true essence; the ego is gone. In the time this awareness is held; the ego can not exist.

Dogma is the ego’s way of blindly grabbing hold to an identity for dear life. It is the opposite of using your own sense of perception to come to a conclusion. It is a path of denial of one’s true self.

Forget about what you heard. Belief is not required to know something. Belief is required to trust in someone else's conclusion or interpretetation of reality. This includes what I am saying as well. It is always up to you to put the information to the test. Apply the concepts to see if they hold any weight. It’s not about what you heard. It's about what you feel.

Stay tuned!

4 comments:

awakeningsense said...

Particularly like paragraph 5 of this post. Reminds me of wearing dogma as a life jacket to stay afloat instead of diving deeper.

C. Om said...

Exactly! If the ego allows your consciousness to dive deeper, it will cease to have control over the mind. It will cease to exist. The individual will, on the other hand, become more conscious, stress free, and find their true identity.

Thank you for the insight AwakeningSense.

Walt said...

The irony of it all is that most don't even delve deeply into their own "belief systems", for within a lot of these dogmas are ideas pointing towards the truth. Most times we only disagree with the words used, not the actual concepts.

C. Om said...

Absolutely! Dogmas are started by people embracing the words and not the experience behind it. Ironicly, the main reason that people are drawn into dogmas is their sense of a higher power.

Appreciate the insight Walt.