It is what it is;
or YOU CHANGE it.
YOU were or are exactly who they said YOU were or are. YOU might have done exactly what they said YOU did. YOU were exactly where they said YOU were. YOU acted exactly like they say YOU act. And yup, YOU handled that one situation or a lot of those other situations, incorrectly. YOU ran away from that/those responsibilities. YOU made that terribly unfortunate mistake, that series of terribly unfortunate mistakes! YOU lied, YOU stole, YOU manipulated, YOU cheated, YOU hurt that person, or those people beyond what can be rationally explained. And it seems as if YOU had no remorse, or regret, or responsibility for YOURSELF and the way things have gone, or turned out -a lot of it having to do with YOU- because of YOU! These are all, or could be, facts about YOU. This is or has been YOUR habit, YOUR history, YOUR way of doing things. And like they say, “It is what it is.”
YOUR truth may be that all of whatever YOUR story has been, to this point, was quite factual and documented and witnessed by everyone, or what seems like everyone that knows YOU or something about YOU or someone who knows YOU and just enough about YOU to pass the stories about YOU along. And all those facts so happen to now be YOUR reputation. That stuff that is said about YOU has become YOUR character, the expected behavior from YOU and what YOU are “known” for! People now expect YOU to be “who YOU are” or YOU, YOURSELF, have concluded that this is, “who I am”, and such has the routine and system of trouble, trial, and tragedy, seemingly fell suit to this reality. Yes, again, it is what it is!
So! So what!
The truth is that it is exactly what it is, until it is something else.
Let me see if this analogy that I’m thinking of will translate to YOU the way I hope it should…
I’m not an electrician. I don’t really know or understand the science or “magic” of how electricity works but I am familiar with a general sense of conduits, transformers, outlets, switches and power sources. I know what a breaker is.
So here we go…
YOUR personal success is the goal. Whatever or wherever that is. This has everything to do with what I believe is YOUR journey and travel to acquire safety, security, and significance. I believe that YOU have to be developed. YOU have to be charged. YOU have to have such a current as this in order, like electricity, to flow. I believe that the ultimate (and initial) power source in YOUR life is whatever YOUR spiritual foundation is. Not YOUR religion, but who and what YOUR God is and how YOU relate to that God. What YOU understand about that God and whom He is to and for YOU is the basis for YOUR relationship with Him and that relationship is the conduit towards and for YOU being and becoming who YOU set out or are set-apart to be. Life is the transformer. Life is the catalyst for sending YOU into and through the necessary or required channels via routes that have been determined, yet dependent on, by the faculty of direction that has been outlined and organized by YOUR surroundings and influences (electricians, engineers, developers). And then there are the outlets. The processes and programs that are the obvious, or outstanding, means by which YOU express yourself. What “life”, YOUR life, plugs into. Outlets are YOUR talent, YOUR attitude, YOUR communication, YOUR propensities, YOUR proclivities, YOUR aspirations, YOUR experiences, YOUR hopes and dreams, YOUR fears and faults, and so on. Those outlets are activated/deactivated, turned on or off, by switches. Switches are YOUR motivations, YOUR experiences, YOUR interpretations of these things, YOUR choices, YOUR inhibitions, YOUR actions. Switches are prone to being vulnerable to the exposure and access of people and entities outside of YOUR control because they are sometimes located in plain sight. People can turn on, and off, YOUR switches. Experiences do and will. Sometimes those experiences, spontaneously, randomly, due to whatever reason, overload YOUR life (circuit) and YOU break. YOUR reaction to those “breaks”, that are inevitable and unpredictable, are why YOU, YOUR light, YOUR power, flickers. Or goes dark. But the ultimate power source is always available, YOU just have to tap in. And turn back on.
And sometimes YOU need a charge, or a recharge, or a jump!
I hope I nailed that.
So it was what it was. It doesn’t have to be that it IS what it WAS. Because YOU get to change it! YOU get to be something else as of right now. YOU get to use everything that “was” as a conduit to YOU now wanting more, being more, and doing more. Or doing something. YOU get to change YOUR life. YOU get to change YOUR lane. All of that stuff that happened, did. What now. And. So.
And so what now is… YOU! It is up to YOU! Ultimately YOU have a purpose. YOU have a story. YOU have a right to be, YOU. And YOU are “it”. So YOU ARE WHAT YOU ARE! And that is completely changeable and possible and probable. YOU are completely changeable, and possible, and probable! Everything before now “was” a way for YOU to get to now and who knows if YOU would have gotten here had it not been that way. And whatever way that that was, as much of the “same” or however “YOU” it was, was what it had to be, but everything after, can be different, right now.
Because YOU are different and that’s what makes YOU special. And that what makes YOU “it”.
And YOU are a success…
Because it is, what it is!
©2014 Cornelious “See” Flowers