A few years ago I heard an excellent breakdown of the word- ISSUE, and I would like to share it with you today. OK, are you ready? Say it slowly… I-S-S-U-E…; “Is YOU.”
When I heard this, I began to laugh as I thought it was cute. Then I took time to think about what I had heard and thought how very true this statement was.
It’s my belief that we are a mirror reflection of one another and if you have an “issue” with another person, if you are honest with yourself, the “issue” is really not with them, but within you.
There’s a Rumi quote that explains this thought: “People of the world don’t look at themselves, and so they blame one another.”
I will tell you this was true of me for a very long time. I was not aware of it for many years, but once I became cognizant of this truth, I placed my attention on looking within myself to see what changes I needed to address. It was a good experience because I found that I was cultivating the development of living authentically, while releasing beliefs I had about myself that were either no longer true or had never been true.
I believe this process is ongoing as we evolve in life, and once you are conscious of this, it’s easier to confront it and move forward on your spiritual path.
Wayne Dyer said: “Begin to see yourself as a soul with a body rather than a body with a soul.” Once we see one another in this way, criticism and judgment of others as well as judging ourselves will dissipate because we will see one another from the soul, which is pure love. That’s when we cease having the “issue.”
With much love,