299. Egocide

Suicide is devastating for the body, but egocide is good for the soul.

Ego is what you and I call “myself,” and too much emphasis on self can lead to depression and other dark places. I’m speaking of dwelling on past mistakes and lost opportunities, anger at other selves and forces that oppose us, and perfectionism, to name a few. Egocide is dying to this inordinate focus on self.

About Patrick Day

triumphoverdepression.org This blog is my ministry to support those who are depressed, in gratefulness for my having overcome major depression. Read "About Patrick Day" just to the right of "home" on the top of the blog site to find out more particulars about me. I retired from a career in higher education, where I served as Dean of Instruction, and promptly moved into a life of purposelessness and despair for five years, finally coming out on the other side. I am now an author, a business and life coach, a writer of this blog, and a volunteer for various organizations. What I write about in this blog is not hypothetical comments on depression. I have been there, felt the horrible pain, had my life disrupted, and experienced everything that I write about. I pray that I may be a blessing to you.
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