Dogma-my way or the highway


Don’t be trapped by dogma–which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. Most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. Everything else is secondary”.  Steve Jobs, founder of Apple Computers.

Dogmatic thinking is directly related to the desire to control your life and the lives of others; deeply held beliefs that reinforce the way you see the world. Perhaps illogical, unreasonable, yet so ingrained and embedded in the subconscious that you are not even aware that they are your guiding force.

Dogmas cause you to become rigid in your beliefs, and lead you to a sense of absolutism; it is my way or the highway. Dogmas lead to knee-jerk, reflexive reactions that may not be in your best interest.

When you are inflexible in your thinking and unyielding in your beliefs, even in the face of being shown you are wrong, both body and mind become rigid. If you are not capable of letting go of belief patterns,  this holding pattern will lead to an increasing buildup of densities in the body.

A person who thinks dogmatically will constantly be on the defensive, because when things go against their belief patterns it will always be construed as a personal attack. Release the tendency to personalise, it is ego, it keeps you in reflexive mode when responding to life and  impedes in the ability to be FREE.

You to never get past yourself. Your buttons will constantly be pushed because things will always appear as a personal attack and you will always be on the defensive, seeing the world through a narrow lens if you perceive that the universe centers around your ego. You will often be disappointed by the action of others; blame others, become judgmental.

You will be too busy defending your preconceptions and unable to allow ideas, inspiration, love, fulfillment and joy to enter your being, everything you should hold dear to your heart.

Adapted from Dr. Michael Wayne The Low Density Lifestyle

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