One definition of a canker is an ulcerous condition or disease. Another definition is - something evil that spreads through a person's mind. Both definitions, in my opinion, fit victimhood.
The belief that one is a victim and placing that belief into a pot that simmers on the stove of the mind in a never-ending slow boil turns that belief into a canker. It oozes out in one's words and actions. It envelopes the mind preventing one from progressing. Victimhood is truly a canker that infects the soul distracting one from their true amazing self.
The best way to find out if you are in victimhood is to ask those around you whom you trust will be discerning, honest, and give you a straight answer. It can be difficult to recognize within yourself, but if you want to give it a go then consider the following carefully.
Those in victimhood:
Simply put, a victim mindset prevents one from progressing. It dams the process of spiritual growth. Lack of progression is possibly the biggest negative result, but not only does it do that, it keeps the soul filled with anger, resentment, bitterness, blame of others, criticism of others, and the list goes on. Victimhood comes from a place of lack which also means a place of ingratitude.
Sure there is. Or at least there certainly is a perceived benefit to victimhood. It tends to attract sympathy. Initially anyway. People tend to catch on over time and then start to feel manipulated.
It also gives one a way to excuse oneself from action. The fault is outside of oneself isn't it?
Think closely on the following quotes.
"When your victimhood is your empowerment, recovery is the enemy, and working on 'individual change' becomes counterproductive, even dangerous to your identity."
~ Tammy Bruce
"But victimhood was seductive, a release from resonsibility and caring. Fear would be transmuted into weary resignation; failure would no longer generate guilt but, instead, would spawn a comforting self-pity."
~ Dean Koontz
Other Reasons As to why You May Want to Stay in Victimhood:
But ask yourself, ...... What are you giving up by staying in victimhood? What is the price you are paying?
At what cost?
The benefits of getting out of victim mentality are the exact opposite of why a person is in victimhood.
Disclaimer: The information provided here is for educational purposes only, and is not intended as diagnosis, treatment or prescription for any disease. The decision to use, or not to use, any of this information is the sole responsibility of the reader. Please consult with a licensed health care practitioner if you are dealing with a serious disease or illness.
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