One definition of a canker is - something evil that spreads through a person's mind. 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. Victimhood is truly a canker that infects the soul distracting one from their true amazing self.
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 canker, 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.
There certainly is a perceived benefit to victimhood. It tends to attract sympathy. At least initially. It also gives one a way to excuse oneself from action.
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 be Staying 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. Instead of thinking everything is being done to you, you now take responsibility for yourself and that is empowering!
Getting rid of the negative attitudes of blame and criticism now allows you to fill that with positive energy instead opening the way for personal growth. That is liberating!
The energy that was being spent on staying in victimhood can now be used for good and in serving others.
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