Monday, September 12, 2011

What is It ?

"I believe that everything happens for a reason. People change so that you can learn to let go, things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they're right, you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself, and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together."

— Marilyn Monroe
What a profound, simplistic way of viewing things. It makes you wonder why she chose to leave this life in the manner in which she did.
Lately, I have been hearing the phrase, " it is, what it is". I have to admit that I have been saying it a lot too.
But it got me thinking. What exactly is," it " and is " it " a constant?
I came up with this loose correlation.
If, "it" is what we perceive to be real, thus becoming reality
and reality is all, meaning everything;
" it " must be all.
Some believe the way we perceive the world is an illusion and that nothing is real. I believe there is some truth to that. But that can be a scary thing, because an illusion can become a reality. Some people may spend their whole life in an illusion.
The only way their perception can change is through experience and awareness.
Marylin appreciated the good by experiencing the bad.
Her "it" was not a constant.
Being able to see through an illusion is a very difficult thing to do, since we all see the world subjectively.
It's important to surround yourself with those that validate your perceptions.
But, most importantly, that validation should come from within.

I believe Marylin was right. She figured the only way to overcome was to know and trust herself.
She was aware of the illusion and she was also aware of the dual nature of good and bad.
This was her knowing.
It still makes you wonder..
Perhaps, she knew too much....
So what do you think?
Is it what it is?
Perhaps, only if YOU allow it to be.

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