Originally Posted by Beingist
Yes, that's true, which is why my friends' eyes roll whenever I say it. But it's really more an ultimate conclusion, without preceding premises. Without the premises, as you say, it means nothing.
This conclusion, if you will, is the end result of a syllogism:
Truth is that which is so.
That which is not Truth, is not so.
Therefore, Truth is all there is.
I brought this to the attention of a former co-worker, and he actually summed it up, saying, "What is, is." Ever since then, I've been using that.
I challenge anyone to disprove the syllogism, even now. But no matter what you take from it, what I get from it, after pondering as long as I did, the ultimate conclusion is that, whatever happens, if you're not okay with it, you create your own problem. So, whatever else you do, you may as well become okay with whatever happens, or What Is.
You're catching glimpses of nondualism, which is full of these sorts of self-affirming statements and circular reasonings. Linear thought runs in one direction, it aims to get somewhere. Non-linear thought simply describes, observes. It has no subject nor object, neither beginning nor end.
The more you deal with paradoxical, self-reifying logic without having your logical brain spit it out as meaningless, the more consciousness, which is one of the purest things that exists in the universe, will become tangible and concrete. You'll see how it's really the only thing that actually exists.
You will get to a point where all of your normal, linear thoughts, which have a start and an endpoint, will end in these rapidly expansive circular truths. The more you let this process work, the more your regular, monkey mind will become still, not having to dictate and define existence anymore.
This is one of the entry points to enlightenment.