Dogma and Objectivism

Try to practice civil disagreement. That is, not perceiving those that differ from your own perspective as enemies, but as other humans. Most have well founded reasons for their beliefs, just as you do, and it’s important that if nothing else, we identify that we at the very least have that in common. Don’t you feel right about what you believe? So do I. We all do. So who are we to be egregious toward others, and say that they’re 100% wrong? I think that’s called dogma, right? “A principle or set of principles laid down by an authority as incontrovertibly true.” (Source: Mirriam Webster 2017) I don’t really like the sound of that. Where is the room for free thought and will? Let’s instead turn to peaceful dialogue, and making change civilly.

God bless this country and the freedoms we are privileged to have.

Restless Nights (a tiny doctrine)

I’m at a nice, quiet hotel, completely exhausted, and I can’t sleep. When I get this way, I know it’s because the wheels in my brain won’t slow down. The only practice I have to find rest when I’m like this, is to give these thoughts to God. Being restless is God’s way of telling me it’s time to talk. It’s been too long since I’ve prayed. And every time I start praying, God grants me the answer of rest, because I’ve given all the burdens and thoughts and praises and things to Him (or Her) and my mind is ready. Next time you can’t sleep, I recommend trying it.

Restlessness = time to pray.