What is selficide?

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Dr. Kathleen Hall
Preventive Medicine
A friend of mine, Dr. Patrick Malone, in his book, The Windows of Experience, uses a term called "selficide." Dr. Malone describes selficide as "the leaking of your personhood. It is living death," he asserts. Selficide is killing of your real inner Self that was created for a purpose, and denying yourself an intentional life of true happiness. When you cut yourself off from knowing the inner you, you commit selficide. If you have imprisoned your mind, fearing to discover who you are, what you want in life, and what your purpose is, you are committing selficide. When you commit selficide you destroy the Devine potential of your body, soul, and mind. You injure, damage, and deaden your Self and don't even realize it.

You may wonder, how do I know if I am committing selficide? I would ask if you are experiencing passion, curiosity, energy, meaningful relationships, and true happiness. Are you connected to the vast universe within yourself and the one outside your Self? Do you feel alive? Are you living confidently knowing the purpose of your life is unfolding? If you answered yes to all these, congratulations, you are obviously experiencing intimacy and happiness. But if you answered no to these questions you are committing selficide. Don't feel bad; there aren't just a few of you -- millions of people commit selficide each and every day.
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