Perhaps you have heard the expression “it’s what it’s”? 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 floor imperiously imparting wisdom that will take scholars multiple lifetimes to interpret. Since how this 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 is the IT that people are currently talking about here? According to the Course in Miracles, IT is truth, specifically God’s truth. Exactly why is it very important to emphasize that it’s God’s truth? Because God’s truth is not available to interpretations whereas a human’s truth is. Multiple versions of human truth have lead to many religions acim. The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia defines religion as a “system of thought, feeling, and action that is shared by a group and that offers 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 return to a perfect state of being. There’s no thought or action in their state to be, you only are. What must not be forgotten could be the underlying thread of all religions: God is creator, God is love and we’re all perfect and infinite children of God.
Put another way, “it’s what it’s” 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.