I think we should all have a dogma-free zone
Somewhere in our world
Where we can think our own thoughts and listen to our own voice
Where all beliefs are considered as assumptions until
we can directly experience them for ourselves
Where the “truth” is not considered a four-letter word.
A guru-free zone:
Where we can bow down to ourselves and honour our own wisdom
Where Buddhists can grow their hair really long and
All Christians, Hindus, Jews, and Sikhs can hang-up their sacred hats
before they enter
(and when they leave, will put on someone else’s hat)
A place where fundamentalists, if they enter, will explode from their own inner bombast.
A spiritual name-free zone
Where we can pretend we are Popeye and say
“I yam what I yam” and totally accept ourselves
Where we can look in the mirror without fear and see total magnificence
A place where, when everything seems to be falling apart,
we can let go
and let it all fall into place
Where we can be okay about not knowing anything
and allow ourselves to experience everything…
exactly the way it is.
That would be a great place.
I think we all should start by writing “Dogma-free zone” on a sticker
Slap it on our forehead and look intently at each other with great seriousness…
Then laugh our heads off!
Russell Scott, July 2008
Retreat Leader, Speaker, Spiritual mentor and Author of Awakening the Guru in You
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