The spiritual roots of the feeling of inferiority and superiority

WHAT IS DRIVING ME, AND, BY GENERALIZATION, ALL HUMAN BEINGS, IS A DESIRE TO SEEM SUPERIOR AND POWERFUL; THIS IMPLIES THAT I FEEL INFERIOR AND POWERLESS; IF I FEEL INFERIOR BEFORE DESIRING SUPERIORITY WHAT WAS MY STATE OF BEING BEFORE INFERIORITY AND SUPERIORITY,

 IT WAS SAMENESS AND EQUALITY IN A UNIFIED STATE, HEAVEN

Ozodi Osuji

      Ursula Akwara, Alfred Adler (1870-1937) introduced the psychology of inferiority and compensatory drive towards false superiority. Below are my additions to Adlerian Individual psychology; It, hopefully, helps in your understanding that those who seek superiority have underlying feeling of inferiority. Alfred Adler defines neurosis as feeling inferior and seeking false superiority.

     Deep down I know that what is driving me, motivating me to action, is the desire to seem superior and powerful. How do I know so? If other people treated me as if I am not important, significant, and powerful, I feel slighted by them and feel angry at them and try to show them that I am a superior and powerful person.

      This means that behind the drive for superiority and power is a sense of inferiority complex which is compensated with superiority complex, hence according to Alfred Adler is neurotic behavior.

     But what is behind the inferiority complex? I believe that it is our heavenly sameness and equality and union in God.

      In God we are the same, equal, and unified; we desired inequality and differences, and manifested in body, space, and time to enable us to seem superior or inferior to other people.

    The moment that we wished for specialness and separation we felt inferior and desired superiority and hence are now living in the world where folks feel inferior and compensate with desire for superiority and power.

     The only way to overcome the neurosis and delusion disorder of seeking superiority and power to mask our underlying sense of inferiority is to return to our heavenly unified self and its sameness and equality.

     Heaven is unified. Union requires us to be the same and coequal; the moment we introduce inequality and differences, men and women, love and hate, the world of opposites, we are smack on earth, the abode of inequality hence split selves and lack of peace, a place of wars.

     This brief write-up encompasses secular and spiritual psychologies; we need both to get people to become mentally healthy; secular psychology teaches people that they feel inferior and seek superiority but does not go beyond what Adler said, that their inherited organ inferiority, body issues, and or social inequalities make them feel inferior and they restitute with seeking superiority.

     The inadequacy of Adlerian individual psychology lies in the fact that one can have a healthy body, is born in a billionaire family, and belong to the upper class and still feel inferior and seek superiority (an example is Donald Trump, the narcissistic personality disordered, that is, neurotic American President).

     Therefore, the genesis of inferiority feeling must go beyond matter, space, and time; it must be spiritual; we began feeling inferior when we separated from God (which requires us to feel sameness and equality) and compensate with futile ego desire for superiority.

    No one on earth ever attains feeling superior beyond desiring it; we seek ego importance and power and then we die, and our bodies are eaten by warms (and our souls, spirits continue the ego dance for significance until one return to God, the spirit of sameness and equality).

Ozodi Osuji

August 22, 2022

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