It is what it is...or is it?


In today's The Embodied Podcast episode I discuss the paradox of the statement,

"It is what it is."

I discuss the pitfalls of accepting that statement without further investigation to what truths are swirling beneath "what is."

I talk about when we literalize our experience, we freeze it and it becomes a stereotypical, deadened experience without meaning or purpose.

4:40:

We want to lift up that statement "it is what it is" and ask questions in order to see through the WHAT, it what is actually happening.


5:15:

We can start to see how acceptance of what is, isn't just a passive acceptance, it's an active participation with psyche in order to attempt to understand and interact with the greater myth that's unfolding from this experience.


7:30:

What emotions, what fantasies, what ideas are circling around the experience of what is?


9:15:

I use an example of betrayal up against the "it is what it is" narrative to see through the deeper meanings found within a betrayal.


15:15:

"What is" isn't necessarily concerned with you being happy. We have to search deeper than just happiness.


15:56:

Metaphorical and symbolic perspectives help return a sense of aliveness, so we don't feel so deadened by experiences of "what is" in life.


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Thanks for being here.

Much love,

Danielle



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