Thursday, 07 September 2017 08:19

If life on earth isa dream then do not take it seriously

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A course in miracles teaches that life on earth is a dream and that we have different selves in God and that while in God we sleep and dream this world. The implication of this assessment of life on earth as a dream is that it is not important and therefore should not be taken seriously.

If one accepted this view and does not take life on earth seriously, does not take one's self seriously and do not take other people's  egos in bodies seriously, do not take what any one does seriously, one would live in peace and joy and laugh at the behaviors of other people, those who take nothingness seriously.

A course in miracles sees our world as the product of insanity, the belief that one can separate from ones real self and from ones creator, God. Our real self is part of unified reality and we cannot separate from it but we wished to do so and seem to have done so in dreams but not in truth. We remain as God created us, part of his unified self, and part of formless light.

To take this world seriously is to be insane, literally, for one takes what is not real as real hence react to it with anger and sadness.

Whether it is true or not that we have other lives in God and in the world of light forms, my personal observation shows me that our earthly life is nothing. If I behaved in accordance with my observation that life on earth is not worth a bucket of spit, regardless of metaphysics, I would not take life on earth and my ego self seriously; I would live playfully and have a happy dream.

No wonder philosophers live happily. Read Plato, Aristotle, Zeno, Horace, Virgil, Epictetus, Seneca, Cicero, Marcus Aurelius, Plotinus, Francis Bacon, Machiavelli, Thomas Hobbes, John Locke, David Hume, George Berkeley, Rene Descartes, Blaise Pascal, Voltaire, Jean Jacque Rousseau, Denis Diderot, Spinoza, Leibnitz, Kant, Hegel, Schopenhauer, Nietzsche, Bergson, William James, Wittgenstein. These men blessed us with their thoughts; they were happy men. God, human beings don't come like these thinking giants of humanity anymore!

Ozodi Osuji

September 6, 2017

www.centerformindscience.org

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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: ozodiosuji@gmail.com (907) 310-8176