Wednesday, 06 September 2017 17:42

We do not see anything as it is in the present but as it was in the past

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Light from the sun takes about 9 minutes to reach us on earth. Thus, the sun you just saw is as it was nine minutes ago.

The same goes for seeing those around you. Light strikes their bodies and then is reflected to your eyes and you see them. It takes a moment of time interval to see the person near you because of the nature of light and reflection. Therefore, you see the person around you as he was a moment ago not as he is right now.

This is physics not metaphysics. A course in miracles talks about only seeing the past but not the present and made it seem mystical when in fact it is simple physics.

So how are things in the present if you did not have to see them as they were in the past? They are as they are in the present minus whatever time it takes light to show them to you.


A house is in itself meaningless; it has purpose hence meaning for you because you give it the quality of sheltering you from the elements.

The same goes for all things.  All things are neutral; the only meaning they have is the one you give to them.

Remove the meaning that you give to people and things and they become neutral things in the environment.

So, why sweat things if they are existentially neutral until you decide to give them the meaning they have for you?

Remove the egoistic investment you have in people and the world and let them be the neutral things that they are and you live in peace.

Ozodi Thomas Osuji

September 6, 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