Perhaps you have heard the expression “it’s what it is”? What does that expression mean exactly?
Before I understood the deeper meaning with this 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 that how that is my last life in the world 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 people are authoring here? Based on 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 the fact acim is not open to interpretations whereas a human’s truth is. Multiple versions of human truth have result in a myriad of religions. The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia defines religion as a “system of thought, feeling, and action that’s shared by way of a group and that gives the members an item of devotion.”
Who devised the device of thought? On whose feelings are these thoughts based? Are actions really necessary? Based on the Course In Miracles, God just is and our ultimate goal is to come back to a great state of being. There is no thought or action in the state to be, you merely are. What mustn’t be forgotten is the underlying thread of most 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” could be rewritten to “God’s love is the sole truth and it’s absolute” and this truth knows no bounds and is timeless.