Perhaps you have heard the expression “it is what it is”? What does that expression mean exactly?
Before I understood the deeper meaning of this expression, I envisioned an emaciated yogi guru in the lotus position floating above the bottom imperiously imparting wisdom that could take scholars multiple lifetimes to interpret. Seeing that how this really is my last life on earth and the lotus position would put me in traction, I knew that consulting the Course In Miracles would help me clarify its meaning.
What is the IT that we are authoring here? According to the Course in Miracles, IT is truth, specifically God’s truth. How come it important to emphasize that it’s God’s truth? Because God’s truth is not open to interpretations whereas a human’s truth is. Multiple versions of human truth have cause many religions. The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia defines religion as a “system of thought, feeling, and action that’s shared by a group and that gives the members an object of devotion.”
Who devised the machine of thought? On whose feelings are these thoughts based? Are actions really necessary? According to the Course In Miracles, God just is and our ultimate goal is to go back to an ideal state of being. There is no thought or action in their state of being, you merely are a course in miracles free resources. What mustn’t be forgotten may be the underlying thread of religions: God is creator, God is love and we’re all perfect and infinite children of God.
Put another way, “it is what it is” could be rewritten to “God’s love is the sole truth and it is absolute” and this truth knows no bounds and is timeless.
Sharon Joseph’s love of words is surpassed by her love of people. Sharon guides people to get in touch using their higher selves to identify their life purpose, their desire for living, and grow their personal power.