Perhaps you have heard the expression “it’s what it is”? What does that expression mean exactly?
Before I understood the deeper meaning of the expression, I envisioned an emaciated yogi guru in the lotus position floating above the floor imperiously imparting wisdom that could take scholars multiple lifetimes to interpret. Seeing as 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 people are writing about here? According to the Course in Miracles, IT is truth, specifically God’s truth. Exactly why is it crucial that you emphasize that it’s God’s truth? Because God’s truth is not ready to accept interpretations whereas a human’s truth is author of a course in miracles. Multiple versions of human truth have result in many religions. The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia defines religion as a “system of thought, feeling, and action that is shared by a group and that gives the members a thing 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 return to an ideal state of being. There’s no thought or action in the state to be, you simply are. What must not be forgotten is the underlying thread of all religions: God is creator, God is love and we are all perfect and infinite children of God.
Put another way, “it’s what it is” can be rewritten to “God’s love is the only real truth and it’s absolute” and this truth knows no bounds and is timeless.