Have you ever 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 ground imperiously imparting wisdom that would take scholars multiple lifetimes to interpret. Seeing that how this really is my last life on the planet and the lotus position would put me in traction, I knew that consulting the Course In Miracles would help me clarify its meaning.
What’s the IT that we are authoring here? In line with the Course in Miracles, IT is truth, specifically God’s truth. Why is it very important to emphasize that it’s God’s truth? Because God’s the fact is not available to interpretations whereas a human’s truth is a course in miracles. Multiple versions of human truth have cause a myriad of religions. The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia defines religion as a “system of thought, feeling, and action that is shared with a group and that gives the members a subject of devotion.”
Who devised the machine of thought? On whose feelings are these thoughts based? Are actions really necessary? In line with the Course In Miracles, God just is and our ultimate goal is to go back to an ideal state of being. There’s no thought or action in their state of being, you just are. What must not 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” may be rewritten to “God’s love is the only truth and it is absolute” and this truth knows no bounds and is timeless.