Shame is an unacknowledged national epidemic that is wreaking havoc on our entire society. Until it is acknowledged, challenged, and treated, we will continue to experience spiritual suicide on a massive scale.Shame: Spiritual Suicide exposes theMoreShame is an unacknowledged national epidemic that is wreaking havoc on our entire society.
Until it is acknowledged, challenged, and treated, we will continue to experience spiritual suicide on a massive scale.Shame: Spiritual Suicide exposes the hidden costs of the shame experience. Virtually everyone in our culture has experienced sham at one time or another. Many of us, however, experience shame as a formidable underlying force ready to rear its head without warning. Shame results in disconnection: from self, from others, from the universe, from a Higher Power.
When experienced on a regular basis, this disconnection leads to spiritual suicide, the death of the spirit.Spiritual suicide can be recognized once we know what to look for. On an individual basis, spiritual suicide manifests itself through profound hopelessness. People who are spiritually dead often choose to live on the edge, always pushing the limits of danger, abusing themselves and others, vainly searching for meaning only to be consistently disappointed.
Non-recovering addicts of any kinds are classic examples of spiritual suicide. On a larger scale, group or societal spiritual suicide can be seen in the way we treat our planet and its resources. Pollution, crime, epidemic drug and alcohol abuse, discrimination, institutional sexual harassment are all examples of a society moving into spiritual suicide. Physical destruction and eventual death is the logical progression following spiritual suicide.
People, both individuals and groups, who are no longer connected to their spirits, cannot remain functional on this planet.Shame by its nature demands secrecy and diversions Shame: Spiritual Suicide breaks down the barrier of silence and shows how shame can be transformed, how a person or group can reconnect and again become spiritual whole.Shame: Spiritual Suicide challenges the commonly accepted attitudes regarding the role of shame in creating a “controlled” society.
The planet is on the verge of a new way of experiencing the world. Quantum physics is teaching us that disconnection and the illusion of control are not part of a natural environment. This work looks at many disciplines: quantum physics, the new science of chaos, psychology, medicine, religion, education, and economics to point out the development of a new paradigm in which shame has no function or value.In a country plagued with rampant suicide, especially among our very your and very old, we would be wise to consider the connection between Shame: Spiritual Suicide and the act of physical suicide.