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Are You Committing Spiritual Suicide?
by Dolores G Wix   

Last edited: Friday, September 05, 2003
Posted: Friday, September 05, 2003

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Find out what spiritual suicide is and if you're committing it, learn how to stop.

I first heard the term “spiritual suicide” used by

motivational speaker, Les Brown.  What is spiritual

suicide and how do you know if you’re committing

it?  It is the killing of that part of oneself that

is associated with the feelings and the mind as

well as the killing of real meaning or significance

in one’s life.  So, as Mr. Brown so eloquently put

it, if you are not doing work that is meaningful to

you or being the person you were truly meant to be,

then you are committing spiritual suicide.

What are some of the signs to look for?  Ask

yourself some of the following questions: Do you

hate getting out of bed everyday?  At your job, do

you look at the clock every 5 minutes, wishing the

workday would hurry up and be over so you can go

home?  Do you live for the weekend and your 2 (or

more) weeks of vacation?  Do you engage in any of

the following self-destructive behaviors in order

to escape or numb yourself?

Excessive TV watching

Overeating (how well I know this one!)

Drug and/or alcohol abuse

Sexual addiction

Excessive spending

Contemplating Suicide

Why are you committing spiritual suicide?  Only you

can answer that.  I was committing it because for

years I wanted to be a writer.  But I only wanted

to write fiction, which is my passion.  But it’s

hard to make a living just writing fiction (unless

you make it big).  I guess that’s why my parents

weren’t supportive of the idea.  So, for more than

30 years, I used food to numb my disappointed

feelings for not doing the work I felt I was meant

to do. 

If you are committing spiritual suicide, what can

you do to stop?  First, admit that you are not

happy.  Second, start planning a strategy to help

you become the person you were meant to be.  And

then, it is my hope that you are finally able to

do the work that is truly meaningful to you.

Copyright 2002 Dolores G. Wix

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Reviewed by Hiren Shah 8/30/2005
Spiritual suicide is a very intersting terminology. It is said that make your passion your profession and that if you love the job that you like you will never have to work in your life. I have myself written four articles on the subject-one can never be happy if one is miserable in working hours
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