I wrote in There’s no competition that you can’t make everyone understand. A client is working on boundary issues and trying to shake victim consciousness. It’s a daily struggle. Her outlook is that life is a battle and we have to fight to get our share of a very limited pie. Each year, she relocates her store down the street from another of the same type business. She can’t understand why the neighbor shopkeepers never welcome her with open arms. Her story is she’s once again victimized by haters. This time she named her business almost the same as a similar business 15 miles away. She doesn’t see this as an encroachment on a colleague’s boundaries. She doesn’t see that there’s enough for everybody without her having to do that. She’s working on it. But that’s not the big issue here.
The big issue is this info was told to me by a mutual friend who is not in the same type of business, who has no friends in the business and who doesn’t even talk to the other one except to gossip and badmouth her. My question to her was, why do you care what she’s doing? Why do you feel the need to keep up the badmouthing? Why give her that much power, the power of your attention? You don’t even hang in the same circles, you have no reason to interact except you keep patrolling her and keeping yourself riled up. If you’d drop the witch hunt and leave everyone to their own karma, you’d relax and call forth your own guidance to point you toward your own meaningful life experiences.