In the last year or so, I began patting myself on the back whenever I incorporated the phrase, “It is what it is,” into my life.
For an over-thinker of things, the resignation in “it is what it is” was a great coping mechanism, allowing me to surrender to situations I felt powerless to change. By verbalizing my acceptance of the status quo, I thought I was growing. I thought I was learning to lay aside analyzing everything and avoid getting sucked into the vortex of my own circular thinking. I even spiritualized my new strategy by saying this new outlook helped me to put away worries and trust God--anything for peace. But what it actually birthed was an internal passivity .... Join me at the Cafe for more of "Straightening Out Crooked Thinking," will you please?