Friday, 03 February 2017 15:51

To have an ego is to live in fear; to have no ego is to live fearlessly

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Ozodi Osuji

To have an ego, a sense of self apart from other selves and apart from the rest of the universe is to have fear.

Animals, although their bodies are made of the same material found in inanimate objects, of carbon, hydrogen, oxygen and nitrogen,  have a sense of self that is apart from the whole universe hence do have fear (they run from danger to go protect themselves).

Inanimate objects like rocks etc. do not have a sense of self that is apart from the universe hence do not feel fear and do not run to go protect their selves; they just stay there and what human beings call danger, say, fire burn and transform them to other forms of matter.

Trees, although living things, do not have a sense of separated self hence do not feel fear and do not run from danger; they stay there and nature transforms them to other forms of matter.

It is animals, human beings included, that have a sense of separated selves and therefore feel fear and run from danger; they run to go live as separated selves.


Whereas all animals and human beings desire separated selves hence feel fearful (fear is a mechanism for running from danger to go preserve the separated self) some persons are more egoistic; that is, they desire more intense sense of separated self and want their separated selves to be powerful; such power seeking persons tend to be more fearful.

Paranoid persons, for example, have exaggerated sense of self and are always fearful persons; if you said boo the paranoid person runs and go hide to protect himself from danger; his whole existence is geared to surviving as a separated self and from hiding and surviving he talks tough

(A Nigerian called Nebu the thief is very egoistic and fearful; he hides his identity lest folks know who he is and come kill him; from his cave hiding place he talks tough; but despite his bravado talking say boo and he defecates and pees in his pants, panics and runs away; in his mind what he is doing, hiding and investigating other people, people who cannot investigate him, seems smart; he is a capital coward. Another Nigerian, a mechanic expresses his desired big ego in a manic manner; as we talk, he is walking the streets of Seattle, is in a euphoric mood, talking to himself, responding to internal stimuli, laughing as if he won the billion dollars lotto, telling passers-by that he is the richest man in the world even though he is homeless and has no penny to his name. These folks have spiritual illness for they are trying to predicate their sense of power on their separated egos; it is only when power is rooted in God that it is realistic and sane.)


Since the desire to have a separated self is the cause of fear it follows that if one lets go of the desire for a separated self-one would no longer experience fear; that is to say that if one has no ego one would have no fear.

Without the ego, if one is still in body one's body is now like the body of rocks and does not mind if it is shot to death or burned and transformed to other forms of matter. If one loves and forgives all one's body is transformed into light form and nothing can harm it.


There is a concept called the paranoid prophet; by that is meant a person who claims to speak on behalf of God but merely is reinforcing his desired big self; he is a person who sees himself as so powerful that he equates his self with the power of God hence is deluded.

But what happens when the paranoid prophet, the person seeking grandiose power lets go of his sense of ego and embraces God, does he suddenly become docile?

No, he would become humble for now he knows that his power is derived from a source greater than he, God, but he is still powerful.

If you have a big, separated self, is delusional  (for the separated self,  humble or grandiose, is always false hence delusional and hallucinatory; the ego separated self does not exist, what exists is unified spirit self); well, if one lets go of ones ego self and one is still on earth and one allows the Holy Spirit to guide one, that is, one goes from thinking and behaving from the ego left mind to thinking and behaving from the Holy Spirit, Christ directed right mind,  one now has behind one the most powerful force in the universe, so, one is now really powerful!

The big ego becomes the big Holy Spirit and acts big. So, it is not like giving up the ego means that one is now powerless; it means that one replaces the source of one's power, from ego to God and if one had sought big power one now has big power but power derived from God.

The fearful paranoid egotist becomes the fearless prophet of God, such as Jesus Christ (Jesus the human ego was fearful and used to run from those who could kill him and was paranoid but when he allowed the Holy Spirit to guide him he boldly went towards those who could kill him and did so fearlessly; see his triumphant entry into Jerusalem before his arrest and crucifixion).


My grandfather Osuji and my father, Johnson and myself and the Osujis in general have big egos; they are, as such, very fearful persons.

If we give up our big egos and now operate from the Holy Spirit we would become fearless, powerful selves who speak with the authority of God behind our words.

When we exit from the world of separation, the world of space, time and matter we shall see ourselves in the world of light forms, the gate of heaven; from there we enter the formless unified world of God. In formless God we would still have power, for the son of God has ultimate power but power that derives from his father, the whole, not from his separated self.

But as long as we seek to derive power from the separated ego self we must have fear of harm and death.

It is only in God that one knows that one is eternal, permanent and changeless and therefore is fearless and courageous in living and speaking the truth.

Ozodi Osuji

February 3, 2017

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Ozodi Osuji Ph.D

Ozodi Thomas Osuji is from Imo State, Nigeria. He obtained his PhD from UCLA. He taught at a couple of Universities and decided to go back to school and study psychology. Thereafter, he worked in the mental health field and was the Executive Director of two mental health agencies. He subsequently left the mental health environment with the goal of being less influenced by others perspectives, so as to be able to think for himself and synthesize Western, Asian and African perspectives on phenomena. Dr Osuji’s goal is to provide us with a unique perspective, one that is not strictly Western or African but a synthesis of both. Dr Osuji teaches, writes and consults on leadership, management, politics, psychology and religions. Dr Osuji is married and has three children; he lives at Anchorage, Alaska, USA.

He can be reached at: (907) 310-8176