Because we think we are something, we imagine there must be something operating all this Universe.
What IS is pure intelligence, awareness Being. It may also be called God, Self or pure Consciousness.
It is not a thing.
We think we are a ‘thing’, an object or ego and therefore It must also be a ‘thing’. Actually ‘we’ are ‘IT’ but we haven’t realized this yet. We imagine that behind all actions there is an actual separate ‘doer’ doing something. When you discover your formless Self, everything is observed to be simply unfolding spontaneously as one whole functioning.