play out a self-perpetuating triangle of Victim, Perpetrator and Rescuer. You
take turns playing all the different roles. As long as you are in any of the
roles you will not have the energy to live an authentic and purposeful life.
At different times and with different people you enact the starring role, as one of these parts. Notice that you cannot have a victim without a perpetrator. The next time you feel like a victim, notice when and where you are a perpetrator. Watch if you play the rescuer and only feel good about yourself when you surround yourself with people who need to be helped.
The key to peace and power is stepping off the stage. Stop playing the Victim, the Perpetrator or the Rescuer and you will have the energy to live a life you had only imagined.