I first began thinking about the article “It Is What It Is – Just a Cliche?” after my mother's memorial service in 2009. I had been stressing over what date we should have it on so that family could attend. When none of the dates seemed to work for everyone, my sister told me “It Is What It Is.” Phew, I was off the hook.
As I started thinking and reading about it, I soon realized that there is a lot more to those few words than just something thrown out when you can't think of anything else to say. A deeper, spiritual meaning starts to emerge when one meditates on what the words actually mean.
It took me many months to actually write the article, which was hosted at Squidoo.com at first. After that site sunk into the sea of oblivion, "It Is What Is" hung out with other deleted articles, until I decided that its time had come to share it again. It has found a new home among the Scrolls of Enlightenment in the Alchemist's Workshop.
These are all part of the imaginary world I have been creating at the Crossroads. Although I am recreating the original writing, I am also adding or deleting sections that I intuitively feel need to be changed. I am also immersing myself once again in the concepts of Be Here Now, because it is so easy to wander away from mindfulness, becoming stuck in the day to day drama of life.
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I am a storyteller. I like to wrap inspirational messages inside little vignettes of my life or the lives of others. I grew up in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, have lived in an RV, and am now living in a senior apartment. Everything I've experienced in my 68 years in this incarnation is fair game to be written about.