“Dogma means the doctrine of belief in a religion or a political system. The literal meaning of dogma in ancient Greek was “something that seems true.” These days, in English, dogma is more absolute. If you believe in a certain religion or philosophy, you believe in its dogma, or core assumptions.”

There’s a lot of dogma being dished around. For me to love others and treat everyone as I wish to be treated is my own personal dogma.

It was March 4th. My pup, Finley, was sitting in my lap staring at me like usual. Me? Well, I was still reeling from the media coverage of Super Tuesday. If you’ve read my post, “In the Middle”, you might have an idea of my thoughts in regards to politics. The word dogma was stuck in my mind. Quarantining myself forever might be the best option if my mind will not allow my brain to learn new information and adjust my understanding of the world around me.

I will not waiver on my beliefs of a man named Jesus. Nor what he sacrificed for me~or how I want to live, teach, and forgive as he did.πŸ’š But to be pushy, arrogant, or down-right judgemental, ahem~too dogmatic, will only hurt myself and others. It would defeat what I believe my purpose to be. When uncertainty is present, we may not feel in control. That’s ok with me. The best thing I’ve done in life is let go of control.

How open-minded are we as a society? As humans are we collectively helping one another through paying attention, experiencing new learning, being non-judgemental, and reaching out? How can we problem-solve if our mind is frozen? And unable to apply new understanding to become better decision-makers?

“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma-which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of other’s opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.”

~Steve Jobs

Pardon me as I display a wee bit of dogmatism on this post. Finley River, my pup, is the reason I hold true to this dogma~dogs are the perfect companions for us imperfect people. It’s a fact that dog IS God spelled backwards. πŸ˜πŸ’š

Any other dog lovers and owners out there? Cat owners, don’t be offended by my dogmatism. Every animal has its place in the world πŸ’š

Have faith πŸ’š

I’d like to take a moment to thank a fellow blogger and writer for his encouragement~ Check out his page! And his dog, Ollie πŸΆπŸ’š


18 thoughts on “Dogma

  1. blindzanygirl

    Love your post. I have a doggy called Hope. Got her when our old dog died and I had just gone into remission from serious and advanced cancer that left me blind and in a wheelchair. I hate digma of the re,igious kind, though I do try to follow Jesus Christ. Been doing that since I was 13. Not much much much older. Methuselah? Love your blog.

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    1. What kind and thoughtful feedback. πŸ’šπŸ’• it means more than you could imagine. And I love your dog Hope. You inspire me~ my heart goes to you for what you’ve endured. And truly, as a blind, you see more than some with sight. I can tell by your heart β™₯️. Your Methuselah made me giggle 🀭. I’m so glad to have found you. And THANK YOU for following me!


  2. I enjoyed my visit with Finley and your travels. I have the pleasure of dog sitting once in awhile with Sadie and Piper, when either of my Ohio daughters need a hand. Your photo from Sluice Boxes State Park had this Montana native looking it up. Not often when my knowledge of Montana’s geography and landmarks is stumped.

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    1. Thank you for visiting with us! She’s such a wonderful little companion. My youngest, while stationed at Great Falls, found the Sluice Boxes! I enjoyed hiking there with he and my daughter-in-law (he proposed to her there)!


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