Saturday, 26 August 2017 22:01

The political leader versus the spiritual leader

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Ozodi Thomas Osuji

In this world it is clear that we need political leaders and spiritual leaders. Human beings are brutes and therefore need a brute to lead them.

The political leader is like a brute; he uses brute force to tame brutish human beings; he organizes the human polity, establishes laws under which people live for without laws people are separated egos pursuing their individual self-interests and would harm each other, even kill each other.

The political leader extends the realm of his polity. In time political leaders will make the entire world one human polity ruled from one center of political and economic power.

However, when you establish the human polity you quickly learn that brute force and laws are not enough to make people care for one another. People need spiritual leaders to teach them that they came from one source and therefore should love and care for one another.

Thus, just as the political leader is necessary the spiritual leader is also necessary in the human polity; both play critical roles necessary for obtaining peace in the human polity.

My grandfather Osuji had a big ego; he sought ego political power; his ego resented the rule of the British in his world. He fought the British.

His ego notwithstanding, the British won for at his time in history British rule was what destiny dictated for his people. His political ego must then change and become either an adapted normal ego within the human polity or a spiritual leader who does his bit to bring about peace in the human polity.

I am a physical replica of my grandfather; I have the type of big ego he had. Ordinarily, I could seek political power but I have transformed my ginormous ego to using it to teaching about love and human unity.

Historically, political and spiritual leaders tended to come from the same family; this was because both began with humongous egos; one used his ego for political leadership and the other transformed his ego to ego of love hence became a spiritual leader.

Ozodi Thomas Osuj

August 26, 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