Philosophy

Friday, 24 March 2017 15:12

Live your own independent point of view

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SEEK AND LIVE YOUR OWN INDEPENDENT POINT OF VIEW Ozodi Thomas Osuji Here are some truths that cannot be denied; if you look at Africans they seem uneducated and ill informed; they seem to be living in a different century, may be in the thirteenth century (before the age of discovery and science); their views are simply not up to par with what you would expect in people living in the twenty first century who are educated in the scientific method and are up to snuff on modern science. Many Africans talk in religious terms (Christianity and Islam) that, at…
Friday, 24 March 2017 08:06

Accident or Determinism

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COINCIDENCE OR SERENDIPITY OR SPIRITUALITY? Ozodi Thomas Osuji This morning I woke and out of nowhere it occurred to me that since the Nigerian state has kept Nnamdi Kanu in detention for an extended period of time and, apparently, plan to keep him there much longer and there is nothing that he can do to get out, I decided to write to him a letter urging him to use his time in prison to write a book delineating what his Biafra struggle is all about. Moreover, it would help him kill time if he did that writing. I also suggested…
WHAT TO DO WHEN THE MOTIVATING DESIRES OF YOUTH DISAPPEAR Ozodi Thomas Osuji In youth we have pleasant illusions that we have it in us to change the world. With that desire in us we are motivated to accomplish great things. We go to school and obtain useful education. Thereafter, we secure jobs, marry and have children. We devote ourselves to trying to actualize our youthful desires. Our youthful desires pretty much take us into our mid-thirties. Thereafter, one begins to realize that the world is not for one to change it and that despite ones ideals that the old…
THE WORST MISTAKE MADE BY THOSE INTO METAPHYSICS IS TO IGNORE PHYSICS Ozodi Thomas Osuji I have read where those who are into metaphysics and new age religions deemphasize physics. This is a mistake. We on earth live in a three dimensional universe; we live in space, time and matter. Our bodies are made of matter (64 of the 92 elements in nature are found in our bodies). We walk in space and time. Simply put, we are part of the world of space, time and matter; those three do affect our bodies. Our bodies do get sick (from shear…
Monday, 20 March 2017 19:09

Fear is never justified

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Fear assumes that one is a body that can be harmed and destroyed; ultimately, fear is predicated on fear of death. A course in miracles says that we are not body, that body is a dream figure we take on in our dream that we are separate from God and from our real self, the son of God. It says that our true self is eternal, permanent and changeless. It says that we choose to separate from God and each other but could not do so in reality, eternity, in unified spirit self and went to sleep and seem to…
Monday, 20 March 2017 05:00

Anger is never justified

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ANGER IS NEVER JUSTIFIED, SAYS A COURSE IN MIRACLES (The Journey towards enlightenment) Ozodi Thomas Osuji MY ANGER IS ROOTED IN MY SENSE OF ABANDONMENT CAUSED BY MY PHYSICAL ISSUES In childhood I kept quiet and mostly stayed to myself but if you dared to tell me what to do I asked you who the hell you think that you are telling me what to do; If you tried to force it, such as when my uncle Bernard insisted that I go to do farming for our grandmother I felt angry and simply refused to go to their farm to…
Listen, if anything that I do not want to experience can happen to me, say, you can do bad things to me that I did not want to experience, you can say whatever you want the universe is unfair to me and if the universe is unfair God does not exist. God can only exist if there is justice in the universe. Justice in the universe requires me to experience only what I want to experience. If Arab and white folks can choose and enslave Africans and if some Africans can kidnap some Africans and sell them to Arabs and…
THE PHYSICAL UNIVERSE DOES NOT EXIST; IT IS A DELUSION AND HALLUCINATION IN OUR MINDS WE LIVE IN A PRETENDED UNIVERSE Ozodi Thomas Osuji Space, time and matter do not exist; at best you can say that they have temporary existence, as in a dream; that which is a dream and has a temporary existence does not exist. Only the eternal, permanent and changeless has real existence. During the Big Bang 13.8 billion years ago, the universe came from nothing and therefore is nothing; nothingness does not exist and has no worth. There are no galaxies, stars, planets, people, animals,…
The conditions of my living is depressing; I inherited a mitochondria disorder, Cytochrome C Oxidase Deficiency, Spondylolysis and Mitral Valve Prolapse that made my life, from birth a miserable one. I felt weak all my life and was almost always in low grade pain. People enjoy food but eating food made me feel miserable and I have to go lie down to recoup some energy; people play sports but sports gave my body so much pain that I had to avoid them. All said the condition of my living is depressing and not something to look forward to. Thus, I…
Thursday, 09 March 2017 15:11

There are precognitive dreams

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Dreams can tell us a lot about who we are, our personalities; they can also tell us something about our future, precognitive or prophetic dreams. Some of my dreams tell me a lot about who I am and about my future. In this essay, I will examine some of my dreams that I believe told me something about my personality and those that told me something about my future. The earliest dream that I remember occurred the year that I began kindergarten and that would make me five years old. In the dream I was crawling in the middle of…
Wednesday, 08 March 2017 02:02

Transforming the ego to the ego of love

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As long as a person is in our three dimensional world of space, time and matter he must have an ego. The best that can be hoped for is for one to have a humble ego while one is in the world of egos. One can humble ones ego by purifying but not eliminating it. If one purifies ones ego one will attain some peace and joy. The ego is purified by making it an ego of love. The ego of love occurs where one retains ones ego and uses it to love other persons in egos. The nineteenth century…
MY FIRST CALLING IS TO BECOME A VERY POWERFUL SELF TO HELP ME ADAPT TO THE WORLD; MY SECOND CALLING IS TO CHANGE THE INITIAL CALLING TO HAVING NO BIG SELF Ozodi Thomas Osuji All My life I had a calling; that vocation was to seem a very idealistic and powerful person; when I see anything in this world I imagine how to make it better and use magical powers to make it so. This tendency made everything in this world not good enough for me; thus, I could not settle for anything in this world, for I was always…
Saturday, 04 March 2017 19:41

Notes on the physical and mental sciences

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NOTES ON THE PHYSICAL AND MENTAL SCIENCES Ozodi Thomas Osuji The physical sciences study the physical world (matter, energy, space, time) and do so dispassionately, without injecting their wishes as to how things ought to be. Having understood things objectively, science builds on that knowledge to devise technologies to adapt to the world, and to improve it where improvement is possible. It is clear that in time science would thoroughly understand the human body and use technology (medications, medical devices) to improve it. WE LIVE IN A SEA OF IMPERSONAL INTELLIGENCE, AKA LIFE FORCE People would live in improved bodies…
Thursday, 02 March 2017 01:34

What exactly is the real self?

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WHAT EXACTLY IS THE REAL SELF? REMOVE THE FALSE SELF TO FIND OUT Ozodi Thomas Osuji For a long time now I have been talking about the concept of real self. Karen Horney, in her book, Neurosis and Human Growth, talked about the false, ideal self and said that folks ought to live from their real self but she did not define what that real self is; however, she seemed to suggest that if one does not live from the neurotic false self somehow one would live from the healthy real self. Well, she did not clarify the real self…
If one has no fear in him one would have self-confidence and can learn everything and can know everything; fear makes one hesitant and lacking in self-confidence. Therefore, the individual should struggle to reduce his fear level so that he can learn more and know more. To the extent that you have fear to that extent that you impair your learning and doing ability. Fear is part of the human condition; fear is a biopsychological mechanism for alerting us to threats to our physical and psychological selves; it forces us to do what we have to do to take protective…
Saturday, 25 February 2017 01:35

Understanding wthout compassion is a mistake

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My Relationship With Igbos Shows Understanding Without Compassion, A Mistake Ozodi Thomas Osuji I was not always critical of Igbos, Nigerians and Africans. I minded my business until I had unfortunate run in with Igbos and that led me to pay close attention to their individual and collective characters. What I saw I did not like. I wrote about what I saw. What I saw in Igbos is absolutely true; there is no disputing my observations of them. Many Igbos pursue becoming big, important persons; they are that way from their childhood; some of them proceed to become paranoid, deluded…
In eternity, aka heaven there is God and his son (we are the sons of God); God and his sons share one self and one mind; they communicate not by talking but through communing; they know what each other is thinking about and respond to it non-verbally. God and his sons are not in forms, not in bodies; they are ideas; God is the idea of the whole and his sons are the ideas of the parts of the whole. They are made of spiritual light; they are one wave of light. God is the entire wave of light; each…
(The Union Of Secular And Spiritual Psychologies For Real Healing Of People) The Pursuit Of Idealism Is The Pursuit Of Power The Union Of Alfred Adler's Secular And Helen Schucman's Spiritual Pschologies Ozodi Thomas Osuji Karen Horney (1950, Neurosis and Human Growth) said that the neurotic pursues idealistic self; Alfred Adler (1964, The Neurotic Constitution) said that the neurotic pursues power to compensate for his felt sense of inferiority and powerlessness. Helen Schucman (1976, A course in miracles) insists that to heal neurosis the spiritual dimension must be explored. The three psychologists, in my experience, are correct. The idealistic person…
Human beings find it difficult to accept that they are only animals. Thus, despite the evidence that they are animals (their bodies composition is the same as those of animals, trees and other biological organisms, made of carbon, hydrogen, oxygen and nitrogen and traces of other elements) they deny the empirical evidence and keep claiming that they are something more than animals. Generally, human beings posit what they call gods and claim to have come from the gods; the gods are made to look like human beings except that they are not in body (matter, space and time); they transcend…
I Do Not Know Many Things To Be True; But I Do Know This One Thing To Be True: Human Beings Are Mysterious Creatures Ozodi Thomas Osuji I do not know for sure if there is God or not; all I know about God is what other folks told me about him or what I read in books. If I am honest with me I must say that it seems to me that God is our human construct, that we invented God and turned around to say that he created us. Be that as it may, there is something in…
AS LONG AS AFRICANS BLAME OTHER PERSONS FOR THEIR FATE THEY CANNOT MOVE AFRICA FORWARD Ozodi Thomas Osuji Africans blamed Arabs for slavery; they blamed Europeans for slavery; they blame what they call European colonialism for their present backwardness; each ethnic group blames other ethnic groups for its backwardness; individual Africans blame other Africans for their poverty; yet as they blame other people give them opportunity to govern themselves and they transform their country's public treasury into a personal piggy bank. Corruption and bribery is so astronomical in Africa that we might as well consider it part of the African…
God, the son of God, the ego and the ego ideal are not separated from each other but are a continuum. The son of God that contains all of God (and the universe of universes) projected his self into a seeming separated world and take on a seeming separated personality called the ego (ones earthly personality) and houses it in body. If the body the son of God seems housed in is problematic it makes its ego pursue more power (aka ideal, powerful ego); it does so in its efforts to survive on earth. There is no split between the…
If the individual's self does not seek to become a better self, an ideal self, a powerful self and just be what it is (whatever that is) he will be calm and peaceful. But this is easier said than done. Some people posit desired ideal self and pursue it. Once the ideal self-concept and self-image is posited the individual's thinking and behavior is aimed at approximating it. As long as the individual pursues becoming a better self, an ideal self and a powerful self he has said goodbye to inner peace and somatic calmness; he is now prone to fear…
Thursday, 09 February 2017 21:14

It is now time to get rid of fear from my life

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Human beings have a tendency to denying what they see in them and do not like and, instead, pretend it's opposite. Fear, for example, is in most people and holds them down but because fear is a negative affect people do not want to acknowledge that they have fear. Instead, most people pretend that they are fearless and courageous. Then say boo and they panic, pee in their pants and run to go seek safety. Consider Nigerians and Africans; Nigerians and Africans are totally fearful; they are freaking cowards; they want to live forever and ever and do so at…
From Ozodi Osuji's Daily Journal: bits of information from A course in miracles. HOW WILL THE WORLD END ACCORDING TO A COURSE IN MIRACLES? According to A course in miracles the world will end when each of us accepts atonement, forgives the world, overlooks his sins and other people's sins and sees himself as innocent and sees all sons of God as innocent. This will not happen in one day but for each person at a different time. We would then all transit to the world of light forms and have a happy dream at the gate of heaven and…