I have a strong distaste for dogma - rules and interpretations added to an insight, idea, ritual or whatever, than mean someone's thinking or the thinking of a minority is trying to control everybody else.
Celibacy is dogma in some religions.
An appalling attitude towards and treatment of women is dogma in some religions.
The edict that Christmas should be about celebrating the birth of Christ is dogma. So too is all the commercialisation around this time of the year and the insane happenings in shopping malls in a few days time.
I celebrated the winter and summer solstice this year and the birthday of Persian saviour Mithra, who was born the night of the winter solstice. Why? Because I could. And I admit in defiance of dogma!
In the policies, procedures, practices, processes and systems (PPPPSs) of your organisation what's dogma and should be ditched?
I have a simple philosophy when it comes to PPPPs. I ask, Does this mean people are treated with dignity and respect? Does this enable people to bring their best to their work? If the answers are no I encourage immediate change/s.
Whatever your reason for the season I honour and respect your choice and wish you well.
Please consider where dogma has a hold in your life and ditch it. I reckon you'll then have your best year yet in 2015.
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